'Beauty and the Beast' now 6th highest grossing film in PH

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 27 2017 03:46 PM

MANILA – Disney's live-action fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” continues to perform well in the box office two weeks after it opened in Philippine cinemas.

In just 11 days, the movie has already grossed a massive P541.67 million, putting it at sixth place in the rankings of all-time highest-grossing movies in the Philippines. 

These figures were announced on Monday by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Philippines.

The Disney movie, which opened in local cinemas on March 16, also had the biggest opening weekend of 2017, garnering a cumulative box office of US$6.3 million in Philippine theaters.

Based on the classic fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. 

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true prince within. 

The movie stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad.

Also part of the film are Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.