So far, Emma Watson's Disney darling has made $488 million at the domestic box office, and $1.19 billion worldwide. Meanwhile, the previous U.S. record holder for a PG movie, Disney/Pixar's "Finding Dory," earned $486.3 million domestically, and $1.03 billion globally.
However, Variety noted that "Beauty" has yet to pass "Frozen" at the worldwide box office. "Frozen" still has the international record with $1.28 billion. Then again, "Beauty" just opened in the past couple of months, and it's still making a strong showing overseas, so it has a good chance to pass "Frozen" and set the worldwide record, in addition to the domestic one.
According to Box Office Mojo, Disney has four of the top 10 PG films at the domestic box office: "Beauty and the Beast," "Finding Dory," "Frozen" ($400.7 million), and "The Jungle Book" ($364 million).
"Beauty and the Beast" is currently the eighth highest-grossing movie of any rating, domestically, and the 11th highest-grossing film in the world. For the record, "The Lion King" is the top grossing G-rated movie at the domestic box office. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has that honor for PG-13 movies, and "The Passion of the Christ" is No. 1 for R-rated movies. "Showgirls" has the title for NC-17 titles. Read the full lists at Box Office Mojo.
Here's a look at more PG movies opening soon. Think any of them will top "Beauty"?
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Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. Read More
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. Read More