‘Beauty And The Beast’ Breaks Irish Box Office Record

Even though it opened on our national holiday, audiences found time amongst the festivities to check out Disney’s Beauty And The Beast this St Patrick’s Weekend. The film brought in a massive €2.2m, making it the highest grossing opening 3 day weekend in the history of the Irish box office.

Meanwhile, at the US box office the film has taken $170m – making it the #7 debut of all time, the #1 March debut ever, and the #1 PG movie debut of all time (surpassing Finding Dory). It’s also the highest US debut ever for a Disney Live Action title. It’s the seventh Disney release to open over $150M. Saturday’s gross of $62.7M marks the #4 Saturday of all time. In excess of $350M globally.

The film looks set to continue it’s success, with massive queues spotted in Irish cinemas this week…