Finance Disney rallies after "Beauty and the Beast" smashes a box office record (DIS)

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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" broke the record for biggest March movie premier ever.

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(Disney)

This past weekend, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" broke the record for the biggest March movie premier ever, previously held by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Disney raked in weekend box-office revenues of $170 million in the US and $180 million overseas, for a total of $350 million!

The movie raked in a weekend box-office total of $350 million, $170 million in the US and $180 million overseas.

Movie theaters were sold out all over the country with young families eager to introduce their children to the classic 1991 story, brought back to life with live action, and modern CGI technology.

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(Markets Insider)