Magazine article Screen International

'Beauty and the Beast' Set to Dance into US, UK, China

Magazine article Screen International

'Beauty and the Beast' Set to Dance into US, UK, China

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Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International are preparing to unleash live-action remake Beauty And The Beast.

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in the family film, which arrives day-and-date with North America in more than 20 territories, including the UK, China, Germany, Italy and Brazil.

The movie is on course for big numbers in multiple markets, including the US and the UK where presales are soaring.

Moana is set to cross $600m at the global box office after a strong opening in Japan last weekend. The animation is the seventh Disney release of 2016 and the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Animations Studios release to reach this milestone after Zootopia, Big Hero 6, and Frozen.

Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange stands at $444.9m.

Warner Bros Pictures International tentpole Kong: Skull Island has amassed $108.9m internationally since its debut in 10 international markets last weekend.

The CGI-fuelled action film from Legendary and Warner Bros stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson and is the second instalment in their 'MonsterVerse' series that kicked offwith the 2014 Godzilla reboot.

The LEGO Batman Movie enters the weekend on $117.3m internationally with no new debuts, while Ice Cube-starrer Fist Fight stands at $8.1m.

Fox International executives report that Hugh Jackman's Wolverine spin-offLogan will claw past $300m any day now and stands at $297.2m heading into its third weekend.

Fox's horror offering A Cure For Wellness has grossed $12.5m and opens in six territories including Australia. …

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