After ten weeks in cinemas, “beauty and the Beast” has passed $500 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s live-action remake successfully earned $1.12 billion at the global box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing movies of 2017. It would not be wrong to say that “Beauty and the Beast” is currently the biggest hit of the year. Previously, three Disney films hit the mark of $500 million domestically, including “Star Wars,” “Rogue One,” and “The Force Awakens.” The remake of the 1991 fairy tale successfully reached the mark of half billion at the domestic box office after Friday earnings were totaled, making it the seventh Hollywood movie to do so.

Is it a big success?

Yes, it is correct that “Beauty and the Beast” has become a box-office darling –- and one of the bright spots in 2017. The film was released on March 17, 2017, and quickly reached the mark of $500 million at the domestic box office. “Beauty and the Beast” grossed over $174 million in its opening weekend and became the top-earning Disney movie this year.

Overseas the movie has been a major hit as well, with earnings more than $730 million. It is currently the tenth top-earning movie of Hollywood history behind “Frozen,” which sits at number 9. Bill Condon-directed movie stars Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in leading characters. The supporting roles are played by Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Josh Gad, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Other films in the list

Besides “Beauty and the Beast,” the other films that hit the mark of $500 million at the domestic box office are “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million), “Titanic” ($650 million), “Avatar” ($761 million), “Jurassic World” ($640 million), “The Avengers” ($620 million), “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” ($531 million), and “The Dark Knight” ($529 million).

According to Box Office Mojo, “Beauty and the Beast 2” will hit the mark of $500 million at the domestic box office in only two months. “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2,” on the other hands, secured the second place in terms of domestic box office performances. So far, it has made $320 million domestically and more than $600 million internationally.

This year, “Logan” is at third place ($220 million), “The Fate of the Furious” secures the fourth position ($220 million), and “The LEGO Batman Movie” got the fifth rank ($170 million). All of these movies have been doing excellent business at the domestic box office.

Beauty and the Beast” received positive comments from critics and audiences. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, its approval rating is 72% based on 269 critics, while Metacritic assigns it a score of 67 out of 100 based on 405 reviews.

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