'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

Mar 20, 2017, 00:37
'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

"Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon would love to work with Lindsay Lohan on "The Little Mermaid" if he was invited to take charge of Disney's latest revamp.

The film, directed by Oscar victor Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film, cost 160 million US dollars to make.

Last February, Lohan wrote on her Instagram account that she wanted to play Ariel in "The Little Mermaid", a live-action movie if Condon directed it. It was sweet, it was very sweet of her.

Beauty and the Beast will be one of Emma Watson's biggest break after Harry Potter franchise, she was popular for playing the role of one of Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's film adaption of her novels. I hope she gets to make that movie. The new songs that we are treated to manage to fit in beautifully with the already beloved soundtrack such as the opening song "Aria" performed by the wonderful Audra McDonald before the curse takes place, "Days in the Sun" which tells us about Beast's parents, and "Evermore" a lovely ballad sung by Beast as he laments over letting Belle go. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's ugly exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now.