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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Named Highest March Opening Film of All Time

By Teonny Spears / Published on Monday, 20 Mar 2017 10:16 AM / No Comments

Director Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast takes the #1 spot at the weekend box office with $170 million in North America alone! Overseas, the film managed to pull in $180 million, bringing it’s debut weekend total to $350 million.

The enchanting musical film also managed to set a few new records, including the biggest start ever for a PG title both in North America and abroad, beating 2016’s Finding Dory, which earned $135 million domestically. Equally, it surpassed the $166 million domestic debut of last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to land the top March opening of all time.

I went to see the film myself on Friday night and I absolutely loved it. It was well acted, the visual effects were astounding and it didn’t quite stray away from the original Disney version, which was kind of disappointment, but understandable as I’m sure they really didn’t want to mess it up for original fans.

I was slightly worried that Josh Gad‘s LeFou being the first gay Disney character would be an issue, but it was literally a blink and you’ll miss it moment, though in the original, it’s very clear that LeFou is more than Gaston‘s sidekick, he even seems to have a crush on him there as well.

If I could, I would totally go to the theater to see it again, but if I don’t make it, I will be purchasing it on DVD!

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.