Beauty and the Beast

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Dreamworks' Baby Bosses Beauty and the Beast

And 'Ghost in the Shell' tanks

(Newser) - The taskmaster toddler of Boss Baby has dethroned Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the box office with a $49 million debut. Studio estimates released Sunday said the DreamWorks Animation release starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-clad baby narrowly edged out the previous two-week leader. The live-action Beauty and ... More »

Beast Romps, CHiPs Tanks

Disney remake shows little sign of slowing down in 2nd week out

(Newser) - Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters, reports the AP . Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49% from its massive debut. The box-office juggernaut has earned $317 million to... More »

Beast Roars in Monster Debut

Disney's live-action remake annihilates G and PG records with $170M opening

(Newser) - Disney's live-action Beauty was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies, reports the AP . Beauty and the Beast dominated globally, notes the Hollywood Reporter , pulling in another $180 million from... More »

Beauty and the Beast: 'Less Magical' but Entertaining

Disney's live-action remake is in theaters

(Newser) - Disney's original Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. In other words, its live-action remake starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens has a tough act to follow. According to critics, it's good—but doesn't quite measure up to... More »

Disney Pulls Film in Malaysia After 'Gay Moment' Is Cut

Censors said scene 'inappropriate because many children will be watching'

(Newser) - First, Russia barred kids from seeing Disney's new movie Beauty and the Beast. Now, all of Malaysia may miss out, too. Disney has shelved the release of the movie in the mainly Muslim country, even though film censors approved it with a minor cut involving a "gay moment,... More »

Russia Has a Beef With Beauty and the Beast

Bans kids under 16 from seeing the movie over its gay character

(Newser) - Sorry, kids: Children under age 16 won't be able to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Russia because it includes a gay character, the Russian Culture Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry told the AP that its decision for the 16-plus rating followed petitions by ultraconservative lawmaker Vitaly... More »

Alabama Theater Has Moral Beef With Beauty and the Beast

The drive-in won't show the film, which features a gay character

(Newser) - A drive-in theater in Alabama says it won't show Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast after the film's director announced it would feature Disney's first openly gay character , Fusion reports. Director Bill Condon says LeFou, sidekick to the film's villain and played by... More »

Disney's First Openly Gay Character Has Arrived

LeFou gets 'exclusively gay moment' in 'Beauty and the Beast'

(Newser) - If trailer views are any indication , moviegoers will be flocking to Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast this month. But they may find the "tale as old as time" isn't quite how they remember it. For one thing, the remake features Disney's first openly... More »

Beauty and the Beast Smashes Record for Most Views in a Day

It's the childhood regression we all need

(Newser) - The trailer for Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was released Monday, aka, the exact moment in time a significant portion of the American populace was looking for a distraction from political news—and in its first day online, it was viewed more times than any other... More »

Relationships That Wouldn't Work in Reality

Hollywood cooks up some screwed up matches

(Newser) - Hollywood’s great at making us root for relationships that shouldn’t work. But some of them really shouldn’t work. The Nerve imagines if the following couples moved in next-door:
  • Beauty and the Beast: No, I’m not kissing a dog … he’s really a prince! I swear!
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'Beauty and the Beast' Takes Last Bow on Broadway

Belle waves adieu; Ariel to wave hello

(Newser) - The final curtain falls on Beauty and the Beast today after more than 5,000 performances and 13 years on Broadway. The show that started the Disney-on-Broadway rage will exit the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to make room for a stage adaptation of another kiddie staple, The Little Mermaid, the AP reports. More »

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