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Box Office: Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

The Walt Disney Studios releases a new video, ‘Thank You for Being Our Guest,’ in celebration of the new milestone.

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has crossed the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales, , making it 2017’s highest-grossing film worldwide to date, the highest grossing live-action movie musical of all time and a global phenomenon.

In celebration of the milestone, The Walt Disney Studios has released a new video, “Thank You for Being Our Guest,” offering a special look at the Beauty and the Beast worldwide tour:

Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast is based on the 1991 animated film, with the screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers.

The film arrived in theaters on March 17, making a record-setting $170 million domestic debut for a total of $350 million globally. The film also set records in IMAX, delivering the number-one global and domestic openings for a PG-rated film in the IMAX format. About to begin its fourth week in theaters on Friday, Beauty and the Beast has now made $438.3 million at the North American box office and $564.1 million overseas.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.