Beauty and the Beast takes top spot at weekend box office

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live action remake has taken first place at the weekend box office, bringing in $13.145m.

The film, starring Emma Watson, is a modern take on Disney’s original 1991 animated classic, which tells the story of Belle, a young woman who falls in love her captor, the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast has made $14.892m since its premiere on March 23.

Fox’s animated film The Boss Baby held second place over the weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report.

The comedy, which tells the story of a baby who wears a suit, and speaks like a corporate executive, managed to rake in $2.743m in its first weekend at box office, across 259 screens.

Life – the story of a six member crew on the International Space Station who discover extraterrestrial life on Mars – came in at third over the weekend, earning $1.548m at box office.

In fourth spot, Roadshow’s Power Rangers managed $1.354m at its first weekend box office.

Kong: Skull Island slipped from first to fifth place over the weekend, making a total of $1.098m, down from last week’s earnings of $3.133m.

The film has made $11.444m since its premiere.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Beauty And The Beast (Disney) $13,145,217 706 $14,892,982
The Boss Baby (Fox) $2,743,269 259 $5,287,487
Life (Sony) $1,548,914 305 $1,582,586
Power Rangers (Roadshow) $1,354,068 233 $1,354,068
Kong: Skull Island (Wb) $1,098,813 297 $11,444,650
Logan (Fox) $1,071,204 288 $21,400,954
Hidden Figures (Fox) $410,429 256 $16,191,679
Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa's Australian Holiday (Eone) $307,655 242 $1,675,767
Lion (Transmission) $169,765 245 $28,983,899
Jasper Jones (Madman) $122,153 106 $2,274,446
Loving (Eone) $91,908 40 $387,446
Moonlight (Roadshow) $75,339 73 $2,317,337
The Eagle Huntress (Sony) $69,730 23 $244,702
Cure For Wellness, A (Fox) $60,548 100 $543,228
Manchester By The Sea (Universal) $59,598 60 $2,998,051
T2: Trainspotting (Sony) $52,248 22 $2,662,186
Rammstein: Paris (Trafalgar) $50,634 16 $50,634
Alone In Berlin (Icon) $44,323 39 $622,172
The Salesman (Hi Gloss Entertainment) $32,248 17 $295,938
Before I Fall (Roadshow) $25,102 27 $1,156,805

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