Bill Condon’s recent blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, and Dan Stevens, will be available on Blu-ray this June.

Considering its high success rate, the director announced that the movie would be in theaters on June 6, 2017, in a variety of formats. In the United States, Ireland, and England, “Beauty and the Beast” recorded the biggest opening ever for a PG movie and the major Disney live-action opening of all time. It grossed over $23 million from 635 theaters and almost double than that of “The Jungle Book,” which earned $13 million.

The romantic fantasy

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney and Bill are working on the movie for Bu-ray, IMAX 3D, and 2D.

“Beauty and the Beast” is directed and co-produced by Bill Condon from a screenplay and dialogues written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It is a joint project of Walt Disney and Mandeville Films, and the story is inspired by a 1991 Disney movie of the same name.

“Beauty and the Beast” features Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Audra McDonald, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Raw, and Evan McGregor. The film also has Sophie Reid, Jimmy Johnston, Zoe Rainey, Clive Rowe, Thomas Padden, Harriet Jones, and Henry Garrett in supporting characters. Disney spent over $29 million on international marketing and premiered the first official trailer on May 22, 2016, which reached 91 million views in just two days.

Box office report

“Beauty and the Beast” is Emma’s second top-earning movie ever, following “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” As of May 17, 2017, the film has made over $490 million in the United States and Canada and $710 million worldwide against a production budget of $160 million. It is one of the most expensive musical movies ever made.

In just two weeks, “Beauty and the Beast” broke the nine-year-old record of “Mamma Mia” by grossing $350 million worldwide. “Mamma Mia” earned up to $320 million in its first fourteen days. On the other hand, “Beauty and the Beast” is one of the fewer Disney movies which earned over $1 billion at the global box office. In the US and Canada, the movie managed to top Fandango's pre-sales, becoming the fastest-selling film in the company's history.

By the time the movie release was ten days away, critics had claimed that it would gross more than $150 million in the opening weekend. The film managed to earn $19 million from Thursday night previews and broke the record of “Maleficent” which grossed $17.8 million from the Thursday night previews.

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