#Disney's most recent live-action juggernaut continues to rake in money at the #box office, as it just passed the $1 billion mark. "#Beauty and the Beast," starring Emma Watson and Luke Evans, has been enchanting the box office by setting records and has now reached the $1 billion dollar mark that many have predicted.

Another addition for Disney in the billionaire's club

By crossing the $1 billion mark, "Beauty and the Beast" became the 29th film in history to accomplish the amazing feat, taking less than a month to do so as the film released on March 17th. For Disney this is not only their 14th film to reach the $1 billion mark, but the last five films to do so have all been from the company.

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Raking in the money, with more to come

The film started very strong domestically with an opening weekend box office total of $174.4 million that has only increased. The film has now made a total of $435 million alone domestically, which is $10 million more than the original 1991 animated classic made worldwide. Overseas, "Beauty and the Beast" was a beast in Europe, making more than $217 million. In Europe it has done better than heavy-hitting comic book movies from recent years like "Deadpool" and "Batman v Superman."

The film also performed well in other markets, making $85 million in China and $72 million in the United Kingdom. It even made $14 million in Russia, despite all the hubbub about banning the film because of its gay character and the 16+ rating it was given in response. The movie will also finally open in Japan next weekend, where it could make the $25 million it needs to pass "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) and make it into the top 25 list of highest-grossing films of all-time.

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Could Disney have another billion dollar box office hit in 2017?

Disney has four more films coming out in 2017 that all have the potential to cross the $1 billion dollar mark. In May "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" comes out, the previous film made Disney $773 million worldwide. That month "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" also comes out. Two of the previous Pirates movies, "Dead Man's Chest" and "Stranger Tides" both crossed the $1 billion mark. "Cars 3" comes out in June, with the previous film having made $562 million. Finally, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" comes out in December and is a no-brainer in terms of reaching that mark.