‘Beauty and the Beast’ collects Rs 6.67 cr in opening weekend in India

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Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Emma Watson-starrer musical romantic fantasy film “Beauty and the Beast” registered an earning of Rs 6.67 crore in its opening weekend in India.

The film, which is a live-action remake of 1991 animated movie of the same name, witnessed a 97 per cent growth in its collection from Friday (Rs 1.42 crore) to Sunday (Rs 2.80 crore), read a statement on behalf of Disney India.

The opening weekend collection of “Beauty and the Beast” is three times higher than the opening weekend business of films like “Cinderella”, “Moana” and “Zootopia” in India, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

“What’s noteworthy is, the opening weekend biz of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is almost three times higher than ‘Cinderella’, ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootopia’,” Adarsh posted on Twitter on Monday.

Besides Watson, the film, which has been directed by Bill Condon, also features Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad.

–IANS

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