MANILA, March 17, 2017 – Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” put a spell at the Philippine box-office, grossing an enchanted P47.2-M on its first day, March 16, and effectively breaking the record for the industry’s biggest opening day for 2017. This was announced today by a spokesman of the Walt Disney Studios Philippines.
“Beauty and the Beast” is expected to dominate the coming weekend, as ticket sales are being driven by nostalgia for the original 1991 Disney animated classic, and the recent popularity of live-action fairy tales.
The top five performing cinemas for “Beauty and the Beast” are SM North EDSA (P1.97-M), SM Megamall (P1.92-M), SM Mall of Asia (P1.70-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P1.14-M) and Trinoma (P1.13-M).
Rounding out the top ten are Glorietta (P924,983), Ayala Cebu (P887,006), SM Iloilo (P810,629), Greenbelt (P 784,796) and SM Cebu (P756,706).
Making it in the top twenty are SM Lanang (P752,254), Power Plant (P698,056), Alabang Town Center (P654,840), SM Bacolod (P602,910), SM Seaside (P602,202), UP Town Center (P597,165), SM Clark (P 593,540),
Shang Cineplex (P587,780), Robinsons Galleria (P586,096) and Gateway Cineplex (P582,283).
About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, including: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hattie Morahan and Nathan Mack with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
Directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast, the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. The film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers.
Beauty and the Beast is now playing in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D cinemas across the Philippines. Like Beauty and the Beast on Facebook, WaltDisneyStudiosPH; follow us on Twitter, @disney_phil; follow us on Instagram, @disney.ph and use the hashtag #BeOurGuestPH.