For the first time, director Bill Condon has come in front to reveal the secrets of his blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast.” He says that a musical scene was deleted from the film as it looked confusing and did not match the caliber of the movie. The scene consisted of a mother singing a sweet song to her son in bed. However, it caused confusions in test screenings when the viewers mistook the lead actress playing a mom. The scene was deleted to avoid any confusion.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ musical scene

A breathtaking musical scene was cut from “Beauty and the Beast” before its official release to give it an incredible look.

Bill Condon said in a statement to Slash Film that the scene wasn’t necessary to be included. Instead, it was creating a lot of confusions during the test screenings, so the filmmaker chose to delete it.

Beauty and the Beast” wowed the audiences and critics due to its incredible story, great star performances, and amazing visuals. Bill Condon explains that a similar scene was added to 2014 American dark fantasy “Maleficent,” in which the prince and his mother sing a song. Though he tried to keep the look of this scene different, it was dragged away. The scene was reshot with the mother dead in her bedroom with brunette hair, and the prince was shown to be singing a song.

One of the highest-grossing movies

“Beauty and the Beast” recently entered in the list of highest-grossing films of all time.

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It has taken in a whopping $1.21 billion, just behind “Harry Potter,” “Avengers,” and “Frozen.” The cast includes Emma Watson, Hattie Morahan, Sophie Reid, Henry Garrett, Adrian Schiller, Josh Gad and Stanley Tucci.

Disney officially announced the movie in March 2015, and the presentation took place in August 2015 at Disney’s D23 Expo. The world premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” took place in February 2017 in a London theater, followed by its release on March 2, 2017. The movie posters went viral on the internet before its official release, and everyone was impressed with the visual effects.

It would not be wrong to say that “Beauty and the Beast” is Emma Watson’s second top-earning movie, behind the second part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” As of May 23, 2017, the movie has grossed over $495 million in the United States and Canada and $723 million in other countries. On an average, the film has made over $1.2 billion at the global box office, while Disney spent over $140 million on production.