Beauty and the Beast Reaches $690M, Power Rangers Opens to $40.5M

The haul brings the monster ape's total to $133.5 million in North America and $392 million globally.

Per recent numbers from box office analysts, including Exhibitor Relations, Beauty and the Beast clocked in at $88.3 million from 4,210 locations across the nation in its second weekend.

According to studio estimates, the smash hit film grossed $88.3 million in its second weekend of release.

Beauty and the Beast marks Disney's best opening for a live action remake yet - beating The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. So far this year, Disney has amassed an estimated $1.3 billion globally.

In the UK/Ireland, Beauty and the Beast delivered the third-biggest second weekend ever (behind only Skyfall and SPECTRE) and March's biggest ever second weekend. The worldwide total in IMAX is now $33.6 million after only 10 days.

Despite coming in a distant second, Lionsgate's Power Rangers opened with a strong $40.5 million and nabbed another $18.7 million overseas for a $59.2 million total.

Kong: Skull Island, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, came in third with $14.4 million in its third week on release.

Outside the top five, Warner Bros.' kitschy contemporary adaptation of the beloved television series CHiPs bows with an estimated $7.6 million - a lukewarm start for director-writer-star Dax Shepard's latest filmmaking effort, which was reportedly produced on a budget of around $25 million.

Per comScore, overall box office is up around 5.5 percent from the same frame previous year. That's twice the blockbuster's $185 million budget. Life earned $12.6 million (£10.1 million), while CHIPS brought in just $7.6 million (£6 million). The Daniel Espinosa-directed film averaged $4,005 in 3,146 theaters.

  • Julie Sanders