How Much Emma Watson Is Making For 'Beauty And The Beast'

Beauty and the Beast will be one of Emma Watson's biggest break after Harry Potter franchise, she was popular for playing the role of one of Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's film adaption of her novels.

Now that Beauty and the Beast has proven to be a bonafide success, Disney can feel comfortable enough forging ahead remaking other popular animated movies. Her performance in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which premiered this past weekend, has ended with a very generous opening.

Theater owner Jim Kopp said the drive-in held a similar event in 2015, when Disney released a live-action remake of "Cinderella".

After being overshadowed by a gay controversy during the past few weeks, the movie has easily exceeded box office predictions.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" smashed box office records in its opening three-day weekend, taking in an unexpected $170 million, according to industry estimates.

Beauty and the Beast is now on top of the box office, denying the mighty Kong: Skull Island its second frame in the number one spot. Beast's opening figures are still being counted, but the film could reportedly rake in as much as $174 million, which would actually pop it up to the No. 6 spot-bumping out Iron Man 3. The record for a March release is now held by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $166m.

Worldwide, the movie has raked in $350 million on a $160 million budget.

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"I auditioned to be in the ensemble (for the Broadway musical) and I wasn't cast and I was devastated, and then, you know, things worked out!", she smiled on US breakfast show Good Morning America.

And then Disney's live action take on Beauty & The Beast came along. Despite her fears, Belle befriends with the beast and learns to look to beyond his disgusting exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

The live-action version of the animated classic, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the beast, includes what has been called Disney's first "gay moment" for a character.

  • Jacqueline Ellis