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Beauty and the Beast named biggest live action Disney release

Following the anticipated launch of Disney’s live action Beauty and The Beast, the film had been named the studio’s highest grossing live action release under the Disney banner.

To date the film has taken £53.6 million at the UK and Ireland box office after only 19 days since its debut.

After passing £53 million, the film overtook Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (£52.52m), which has held the title since its release in 2006.

The result also sees the film become the 20th biggest film of all time in the UK and Ireland box office.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast also opened with £19.7 million during its opening weekend, making it the 5th highest grossing three-day opening of all-time.

Globally the film is currently on $900 million with the US box office coming in at a current total of $401 million.

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