The first Deleted Scene from blockbuster “beauty and the Beast” has been revealed online. The film, which marks Disney’s latest live-action hit, met mostly positive reviews when it hit the cinemas back in March.

Beauty and the Beast” managed to gross over $1.21 billion at the global box office against a production budget of $150 million. The movie went on to have a constant presence at the box office since its release. Featuring Adrian Schiller, Emma Watson, Henry Garrett, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Daisy Duczmal, and Stanley Tucci, “Beauty and the Beast” had a couple of musical scenes that got deleted before the official release.

One of the deleted scenes is now available on YouTube, showing a mother singing a song for her son while he’s trying to fall asleep.

What the filmmaker has to say?

Bill Condon said in a statement to Business Insider that the musical scene did not match the caliber of “Beauty and the Beast,” which is why it was removed from the movie. Also, it caused confusions during test screenings as viewers thought that the lead actress had grown old and sang a song to her child. The movie successfully brought back various classic numbers from the 1991 film of the same name. Disney’s live-action made us forget about “Pete’s Dragon” and “The Jungle Book” — “Beauty and the Beast” is one of the most successful movies of the year.

The film at the box office

As of May 22, 2017, “Beauty and the Beast” grossed over $490 million in the US and Canada and up to $736 million in other countries.

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It is the second most expensive musical movie after “Hello, Dolly,” which was made with a budget of $165 million. In just two weeks, “Beauty and the Beast” managed to break the records of previous blockbusters, including “Mamma Mia,” “Frozen,” and other Disney films.

It would not be wrong to say that “Beauty and the Beast” is the second major hit of March 2017, behind “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” It earned over $19 million from IMAX plays on 2,126 screens, surpassing the 1991 movie of the same name. In North America, the film was expected to gross $130 million in the first two weeks, but it successfully earned $150 million from 2,350 screens. By the time the release was a few days away, critics had projected that the movie would gross at least $900 million at the global box office. Fortunately, it earned over $1.1 billion worldwide, breaking the records of previous blockbusters.