Watson was reportedly offered Dollars three million upfront, but her profits will likely end up being considerably larger upon the film's total gross. It enchanted United Kingdom audiences to become highest-grossing three-day opening weekend of all-time for a PG movie with $22.8 million, while China opened to an estimated $44.8 million, making it the biggest ever Disney live-action opening weekend of all-time and representing a strong 67% market share.
Beauty And The Beast, a remake of the 1991 animation, is now on track to open in the United Kingdom with a three-day haul of £18.4 million, making it the highest grossing three-day opening weekend for a PG movie ever. The record had been held by last year's opening of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". The sequel opened in just 5 locations, but banked $36,000 per screen, second only this weekend to Beauty and the Beast's $40,000 per screen.
The Beauty And The Beast remake follows other Disney live action re-boots like The Jungle Book, which made close to $1 billion (around £807 million) previous year.
The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, is another blockbuster hit for Disney's live action reboots of animated films.
Per studio estimates, the live-action "Beauty" earned $170.0 million in its first weekend. The "Tale as Old as Time" is likely to become the fifth highest grossing three-day opening of all-time, and the highest grossing three-day opening weekend for a PG-rated movie ever.
The company has already announced more remakes to come for classic animated films "Dumbo", "Mulan", and "The Lion King".