'Beauty and the Beast' tops 2 million in admissions on 8th day

"CHiPS" opened with sales of $7.6 million, missing the $8.25 million forecast of BoxOfficePro.

"Beauty and the Beast" is now playing in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D cinemas across the Philippines.

Bill Condon's re-imagination of the classic tale, "Beauty and the Beast", has once again secured the top spot at the weekend box office, leaving behind the freshly released "Power Rangers".

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"With Beauty and the Beast there have been decades of goodwill and the Disney brand and so many more elements going into it than just the intellectual property", Dergarabedian said. It's expected to do so, and analysts have predicted an opening weekend of at least $120 million in North America alone, so maybe Watson won't be nervously checking Box Office Mojo on her phone all weekend after all - it's fun to imagine, though. "Others have had more challenges". Running on its third weekend, "Kong: Skull Island" earned $14 million which sends its worldwide earnings to $392 million. The price tag is $160 million.

Sony-Skydance's "Life" stars Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal as International Space Station astronauts threatened by an extraterrestrial life form.

The studio still has potential blockbusters in the pipe for this year with "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" (May 5), "Cars 3", (June 17), and "Thor: Ragnarok" (Nov. 3) on the horizon. Currently, it is nearly certain that the movie will cross $400 million at domestic box office.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

These figures were announced on Monday by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Philippines. The Warner Bros. film seems destined to be yet another misfire for writer-director Dax Shepard ("Parenthood"), who also stars.

  • Salvatore Jensen