It’s Belle and Beast’s world. The rest of the movies in theaters this weekend? They just live in it.
Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast proved to be a monster in its second weekend, raking in an estimated $88.3 million domestically. If that sounds like a lot of money, it is: Only three other films have had bigger sophomore frames: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and The Avengers. In just 10 days in theaters, the film starring Emma Watson has earned a whopping $317 million in North America, and another $373.3 million overseas, for a cool total of $690.3 million.
Did I mention it’s only been in theaters 10 days? I think it’s safe to say we can expect more Disney live-action relaunches in the future.
Coming in at No. 2 was another nostalgia title aimed at the children of the ’90s (and the children they might have now), Saban’s Power Rangers. Despite an edgier, grittier PG-13 approach to rebooting this popular franchise, Power Rangers managed to dig up $40.5 million.
Two competing monster flicks, one featuring a massive simian and another a particularly nasty single-celled organism, slotted into positions 3 and 4. Kong: Skull Island fell to No. 3 with an estimated take of $14.4 million. Meanwhile, newcomer Life—a sci-fi horror mash-up that might more accurately have been titled Death—generated a rather lifeless $12.6 million despite starring A-listers Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Rounding out the Top 5 was a beast of still a different variety, Marvel’s Logan. This R-rated tale of the man once known as Wolverine managed to skewer another $10.1 million, pushing the pic over the $200 million mark in its four weeks in theaters.
The weekend’s other wide-release fared poorly. CHiPs, was, uh, down. This raunchy reboot of NBC’s popular ’70s buddy cop show of the same name could only arrest $7.6 million. Meanwhile, Slamma Jamma, an inspiring PG basketball flick, failed to generate much March Madness of its own, taking in just $1.7 million on about 500 screens.