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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Bows With Record-Breaking $170 Million Opening
MSN ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jeremy Fuster

Posted on 03/19/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT by C19fan

"Beauty and the Beast" is now estimated to break the all-time opening weekend record for a PG-rated film set last year by "Finding Dory" as it is now estimated to make $170 million in its opening weekend from 4,210 after grossing $63 million on its opening Saturday.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; disney; hollywood; homosexualagenda; lgbt; moviereview
Disney rewarded for mediocrity again. I went to see Kong at a Sat matinee and had to wait 15 minutes to buy a ticket as people, especially moms with their little girls in tow, scooping up tickets for Beauty.
1 posted on 03/19/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The boycott is having a strong impact.

It may have made even more if not for the boycott.


2 posted on 03/19/2017 12:27:31 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: C19fan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=beauty%20beast


3 posted on 03/19/2017 12:29:57 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Timpanagos1

“The boycott is having a strong impact.”
Just substitute the word “strong” with the word “no” and you make a valid point


4 posted on 03/19/2017 12:31:06 PM PDT by Emergencyawesome
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To: Timpanagos1

“The boycott is having a strong impact.”

It is in the top ten all time openings ...


5 posted on 03/19/2017 12:33:18 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Timpanagos1
The boycott is having a strong impact.

Yes, you can tell this by the record-setting crowds it's drawn.

6 posted on 03/19/2017 12:34:40 PM PDT by RansomOttawa
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To: Timpanagos1

Where’s the /S :)


7 posted on 03/19/2017 12:44:42 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: C19fan

Most likely a little Hollywood magic with the numbers. A little vaudeville. But still doing much better than I thought.


8 posted on 03/19/2017 12:46:25 PM PDT by brucedickinson
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To: brucedickinson

sure it is, because far too many parents don’t give a crap about what their kids are exposed to these days-


9 posted on 03/19/2017 12:49:18 PM PDT by Bob434
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Inagine all I gotta do is make a recycled cartoon with a few catoon felching scenes and I can be an eleventy billionaire too


10 posted on 03/19/2017 12:50:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%fe)
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To: C19fan

I drove by the theater in my town, and there were grown people wearing rainbow gowns and such standing in lines.


11 posted on 03/19/2017 12:53:38 PM PDT by rlmorel (President Donald J. Trump ... Making Liberal Heads Explode, 140 Characters at a Time)
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To: dsrtsage

let’s make a live-action version of Nemo but with trannies. Rated R and we will need wheelbarrows for all of the shekels


12 posted on 03/19/2017 12:53:43 PM PDT by brucedickinson
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To: C19fan

“all time record”

Those numbers are not adjusted for inflation, and so are invalid.


13 posted on 03/19/2017 12:55:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: F*ck you.)
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To: C19fan

Homosexual sex is so sweet and romantic.

There’s one scene where an old guy sticks his penis into the anal canal of a young man while they sing a duet of

“I Think There’s Something There That Wasn’t There Before”


14 posted on 03/19/2017 12:58:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: C19fan

Why/what is this so popular??????


15 posted on 03/19/2017 1:00:41 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: C19fan

The culture has been sufficiently homosexualized.


16 posted on 03/19/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: blueunicorn6

That is more information than I needed.


17 posted on 03/19/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT by sport
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country

Because women, young girls, and gay men all generally dig huge production musical love stories. And this huge production musical love story is based off a hugely popular Disney animated musical love story that they all have seen and dug.

Freegards


18 posted on 03/19/2017 1:05:14 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Bob434

From the comments I read on Facebook, the parents are its biggest fans. But i will not be watching it.


19 posted on 03/19/2017 1:05:21 PM PDT by sport
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country
Why/what is this so popular??????

Because when you are a parent of young kids you can't take them to 90% of the sludge Hollywood spews out. You get really tired of taking them to mediocre/stupid cartoons. When something decent with high production values comes out you head for it like someone finding water in a desert.

20 posted on 03/19/2017 1:15:46 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Timpanagos1
The boycott is having no impact. For one, no one knows about the boycott except for a few people here on this website.

A month ago, Disney was estimating $120 to $150 million for opening weekend and it has far exceeded that number. In fact, Disney is estimating $170 million, but the industry is estimating $174 million. We will know tomorrow what the final number is. It is the 6th biggest opening of all time and will likely end up as one of the top 10 movies of all time, so I'm sure Disney is hoping for more boycotts.

21 posted on 03/19/2017 1:24:02 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: C19fan

It is never a good idea to announce boycotting a movie. Look at Passion of Christ.


22 posted on 03/19/2017 1:26:37 PM PDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democrat)
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To: Dave W

For the record, this site also has the boycott:

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/disney-includes-exclusively-gay-moment-in-beauty-and-the-beast-sign-the-boycott

And it’s got well over 100,000 signatories.


23 posted on 03/19/2017 1:26:38 PM PDT by otness_e
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To: I want the USA back
What a stupid comment. There is no company in the US that report their earnings inflation adjusted.

I have never heard Exxon announce earnings of $20 billion based on 1950 dollars; however, our earnings are $19 billion based on 1960 dollars.

Beauty and the Beast made $170 million this weekend. Actually, the industry thinks Disney is low balling and the rest of the industry thinks it will be $174 million when the final numbers are in. That does not include foreign box office, either.

Regardless of its rating, Beauty and the Beast, will have one of the top 10 box office openings in the history of the movies and will probably be in the top 10 movies of all time, both domestic and foreign.

Oh wait, McDonalds just announced their earnings based on 1947 dollars. McDonalds does not report how many Big Macs they sold because no one cares and it does not matter. It is how much revenue that is generated.

24 posted on 03/19/2017 1:34:22 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: C19fan

I honestly don’t get it. Who wants to see another Beauty and the Beast movie? I don’t. Throw in a scoop of gay romance and I’m really not interested. Apparently lots of people are though. Oh, well. Count me out.


25 posted on 03/19/2017 1:36:02 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: otness_e

Look, I am not rushing out to see it, but this pretend/fake belief a boycott is having an effect is ridiculous. I saw other posts on other threads from people who have seen it and they say they did not even notice and that there was no kiss. However, I have read there is a kiss, which goes to show you that it happens so fast, some people don’t even notice. I’m not saying this is a good thing, but the culture at large doesn’t know and doesn’t care.


26 posted on 03/19/2017 1:38:58 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Emergencyawesome

With no boycott, Disney would have made less.


27 posted on 03/19/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: C19fan

Question. . .When did these misguided parents know (before or after) about the the “gay scene”. Maybe they didn’t even notice. My pastor offered a statement about The Shack and Beauty and the Beast this morning in church.


28 posted on 03/19/2017 1:56:15 PM PDT by Maudeen (No one on this earth is too far gone for Jesus.)
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To: Dave W

It’s called the goats and the sheep are separating themselves right before our very eyes. If I were a parent I certainly would want to know what families were rushing to see the movie. . . if they can’t discern about this then what else are they permitting their children to do/see/say which ultimately could have an impact on other children.


29 posted on 03/19/2017 2:02:20 PM PDT by Maudeen (No one on this earth is too far gone for Jesus.)
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To: brucedickinson

The oyster’s a confusing suitor
It’s masc., and fem., and even neuter.
But whether husband, pal or wife
It leads a painless sort of life.
I’d like to be an oyster, say,
In August, June, July or May.

— Ogden Nash


30 posted on 03/19/2017 2:15:02 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Maudeen

I have been arguing on FB about this movie. They stuck in 2 minutes of mild gay, and I do not like it but probably would not have noticed.

Why I will not see this film is that Disney proudly announced it. Not one dime from me.


31 posted on 03/19/2017 2:20:39 PM PDT by covertInLA
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To: covertInLA

A little homosexuality in a kids movie is like a tiny little bit of raw sewage in your drinking water.


32 posted on 03/19/2017 2:23:04 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Dave W

More likely that gay orgs are buying up tickets in response to the boycott.


33 posted on 03/19/2017 2:53:23 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Allen In Texas Hill Country

“Beauty and the Beast” is a centuries old story/fairy tale that is beloved by many.

The 1991 Disney animated version was and still is EXTREMELY popular with children and adults alike.

There is also a literary fan base who will want to see the movie. It’s much like followers of the Romeo and Juliet or the Pygmalion/My Fair Lady motifs. They will see any new iteration of the same story. They are fans.

While I’m not happy about Disney/Hollywood’s obsession with mainstreaming homosexual behavior and perverting part of the story story that they well know will have a large children’s audience, I will eventually see this movie (not in a theater) because I’m a fan of the story.


34 posted on 03/19/2017 3:21:24 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: MilesVeritatis
I saw this movie today. I enjoyed it. I think I might pay money to see it again, just to see the musical number Be Our Guest.

The character of LaFou is the one portrayed as having same sex likeings. He gives Gaston some longing looks and an embarrassing hug. Later, toward the end, he is seen at a ball, and, I suppose he could be interpreted as being flirtatious.

IMHO, I think all of it will go over the heads of younger children. HOWEVER, my opinion is that it doesn't belong there because it doesn't do anything to promote or extend the story line. Why is it there? It is there to promote a political/sexual activist agenda. Not too overtly; but, it really doesn't belong there at all.

35 posted on 03/19/2017 3:29:40 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: C19fan

It’s what I expected. I find that women in general like homosexuals and even if they think they’re Christians will think nothing about taking a child to see a movie like this. Their conservative husbands for their part think their wives hair color is more important than what they teach their children.


36 posted on 03/19/2017 3:35:25 PM PDT by Varda
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To: LibertarianLiz

LibertarianLiz, thank you very much for the review.


37 posted on 03/19/2017 3:45:32 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: Mr. Blond

There is no boycott.


38 posted on 03/19/2017 3:48:27 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: central_va
A little homosexuality in a kids movie is like a tiny little bit of raw sewage in your drinking water.

As a very wise FReeper once stated, "There's only one reason adults want to teach children about homosexuality."

39 posted on 03/19/2017 3:52:50 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Dave W
There is no boycott.

Other than those who were never planning on seeing the movie in the first place.

40 posted on 03/19/2017 4:05:22 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: LibertarianLiz

I also saw this movie this weekend.

Did not intend to originally, but sometimes one has to reconsider when someone else is involved.

To tell the truth, I was not offended. It was not what I expected. It was a good movie in fact.

Maybe if you grew up somewhere without any gays, or have a deep philosophical opposition to them, you (might) find something about it to be upset about, but really, it was pretty harmless I thought.

I liked it.

(not as much as Kong though)

Kong was a very good movie.


41 posted on 03/19/2017 4:52:10 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: Dave W

Yeah, tell that to that petition I linked you to. Last I checked, there are no less than 110,000 people boycotting the film and likely Disney itself.


42 posted on 03/20/2017 3:53:04 AM PDT by otness_e
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To: brucedickinson

More likely mom’s just either didn’t know or ignored the lesbo crap because the kid had a screaming fit. To much catering to the kiddies is ruining them.

I’m old enough to remember drive in’s and if dad didn’t approve the film, you didn’t go.


43 posted on 03/20/2017 5:13:38 AM PDT by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up Buttercups it's President Donald Trump! DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Have you seen the animated version? If so, how does this compare to the original? FWIW, even before the LeFou thing, I was already gonna give it a miss. Because of the casting. The trailers really disappointed me. I thought Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury et al were so much better that the new lot.


44 posted on 03/20/2017 5:19:40 AM PDT by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: mewzilla
I have seen most of the animated version. I am not a big fan of animation in general; although, I have given birth to a daughter who, in her late 20's, is still a big fan of animation (anime especially).

I liked the live action redo of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Brannagh. I thought the bold colors in that movie were just wonderful. The Jungle Book was good, and special effects tremendous; but, the story, not my favorite.

I guess my personal taste of not liking animation very much may be a factor in my liking the live action versions of these stories. I liked this movie, and as I posted before, the Be Our Guest number was great. But, entertainment in general is very much a factor of personal taste. So, I liked it where your personal taste may find it wanting.

45 posted on 03/20/2017 10:54:52 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

Have you ever listened to a movie? I’ll do that occasionally if I’m doing needlework while something is on the tube. Last time I caught the animated version I did that,and was even more impressed with the voice acting. As for characters like Mrs Potts, I thought the animated version was much more charming than the new one. The latest Gaston looks like a wimp, and the animated version was far more charismatic and threatening. It’ll be interesting to see if the remake has legs boxoffice-wise....


46 posted on 03/20/2017 11:07:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Timpanagos1

Trolly McTrollerson...make like a tree and GTFO


47 posted on 03/20/2017 11:54:39 AM PDT by Phil DiBasquette
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To: otness_e
Big Deal. Beauty had the 6th biggest weekend box office in the history of the movies. I would say the boycott is a failure, kind of like a fake boycott. The final weekend box office numbers were just released. Beauty made $174,800,000. Most of those people that signed the petition had no intention of going anyway. But for your sake, let's say they were chomping at the bit to go and the average price of a ticket is $8.00 - a bit lower because of all the lower priced kids' tickets.

So Beauty "forfeited" revenue of a paltry $880,000. That is less than a million dollars and it made almost $175 million. Disney will never ever know. And that is just stateside. Total revenue worldwide totaled $352,200,000 and that is just the first weekend.

By the time the movie will end its run, perhaps end of May or sometime in June, it will be one of the most popular movies in the history of the world - of all time - ever. It's expected to gross around $1.2 billion worldwide, perhaps half of that from the US. That is a massive hit. I'm not including revenue after its run, such as DVD sales and VOD. So add additional millions from those sales.

If you have noticed, many people from this site have seen and liked it with one saying she wanted to go again.

Before the movie was released, Disney had guessed the movie would take in from $120 to $150 million its first weekend. It did much better than that, so the boycott was a failure. If the movie had made less than $100 million, then you could say the boycott had some impact, but that is not what happened.

In addition, those 25 and under rated the movie A+, but overall it earned an "A" score. That is important because higher the score, the more money it will earn. Those in the box office analysis business apply a multiplier affect to the scores. A "B" score will bring in less money than an "A" score. The reason is that with an "A" score the viewers will talk about the movie with their friends and recommend them to go and so they do. A "B" score, not so much.

So please don't pretend the "boycott" made a difference. I'm OK with the goal of the boycott, but really don't like when people act like it made a difference when it didn't.

48 posted on 03/20/2017 12:03:50 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Dave W

You think I’m not aware of that?! I’m also irritated at how it didn’t seem to make a dent, despite having well over a hundred thousand signatories.

...I must admit, though, from what I heard, apparently despite what Emma Watson said, it’s actually a lot LESS feministic than the original version (in the 1991 version, Maurice actually needed saving by Belle for the most part, even the one time he actually DOES try to save her, never actually being able to do so. Here, Maurice is a lot more proactive, and even tries to stand up to Gaston apparently, not to mention he actually DOES save Belle this time around late in the movie. Also, the 2017 remake makes it very clear that Beast got onto Phillipe by himself, with Belle’s only role being to tell him to get on. In the 1991 version, it’s heavily implied that Belle actually lifted Beast onto the horse by herself.). And apparently, Christianity actually is given a more positive role in this film compared to the 1991 version, since the bookseller from the original film is not only changed to a chaplain for the village named Pere Robert (and I’ll admit, I’m pleasantly surprised that it actually, accurately shows that Christianity actually DOES support women being able to read, since it’s a misconception that the Church doesn’t want women to read back then.), but he actually plays a bit of a larger role such as actually helping Maurice, or attempting to at least (in the original movie, Christianity, IF it was ever mentioned at all, was pretty much demonized via the villagers, and it also implies that Belle is an atheist due to her being treated as superior to the villagers in terms of the narrative.). Granted, the film does still push some feminist elements, such as the scene where Belle’s kicked out of a school since girls aren’t allowed to read (though this element was unfortunately present in the 1991 version, albeit a bit more subdued), but compared to the 1991 version, Belle’s actually a bit more moderate. I don’t know if any of those bits above were Emma Watson’s idea or not, but if they were, I have to give her chops, and maybe acknowledge that she may have some potential in actually trying to help women WITHOUT being a feminazi (I’ve had to deal with feminazis in college). Too bad the gay element ruined that film, it truly had potential to be a LOT better than the 1991 version.


49 posted on 03/24/2017 7:33:52 PM PDT by otness_e
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