What Anti-Gay Boycott? 'Beauty & The Beast' Smashes Box Office Records
We guess that much discussed "gay moment" didn't have a negative effect on Beauty and the Beast!
Though some homophobes were calling for a boycott of the live-action Disney film, it appears interest in the film far outweighed the impact of closed minded bigots--to the tune of a smash $170 opening weekend!
“Beauty and the Beast,” the studio’s latest live-action update of a cartoon classic, waltzed its way to a towering $170 million debut this weekend, setting a new record for a March opening and solidifying the Mouse House’s status as the dominant player in the film business. No other company can match the streak that Disney is currently enjoying, thanks to a series of multi-billion acquisitions that put the likes of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm in its Magic Kingdom. Last year, the studio accounted for more than a quarter of all domestic ticket sales, and 2017 brings the release of sequels to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Cars,” and “Thor,” in addition to “Beauty and the Beast.”