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So I’m assuming everyone and mad this movie a family affair as Beauty and the Beast” made $170 million in ticket sales in North American theaters over the weekend. That total broke multiple Hollywood records, including one set last year by “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” for the biggest March opening.

“The world is a pretty cynical place right now, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ gave audiences an opportunity to go back to a time of innocence,” Greg Foster, chief executive of IMAX’s filmed entertainment.

The blockbuster opening of Beauty and the Beats validates Disney’s decision to remake its classic animated films as live-action event movies. Some of those movies include (New versions of “Dumbo,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan” and “The Lion King,” among others, are on the way.)

Some movies can be reinvented, but I think Lebron James can argee with me on this one when I say The Lion King should not be touched.

Source: nytimes.com

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