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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.



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Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

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Experience the tale as old as time. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Bella y la Bestia  »

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Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$174,750,616 (USA) (17 March 2017)


$326,094,074 (USA) (27 March 2017)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When filming was in production, rumors circulated that actress and model Lily Collins was in talks to portray Belle. See more »


In the opening village "Bon Jour" sequence, Belle buys a loaf of bread, places it in her pouch, and a few scenes later it is gone. See more »


Maurice: [to Belle] Don't be afraid.
Belle: I'm not afraid!
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo features the Prince's castle in the evening before his masquerade party starts. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Beauty and the Beast (2017) See more »


Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Ensemble
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Quite Average
1 March 2017 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

When you take on a classic like Beauty and the Beast for a live action movie which was also nominated for the Best Picture by the Academy you HAVE to make sure that the spirit of the original remains intact even if you can't make it as good. I know that one has to tweak a few little things to make it appropriate not just for the new generation but also as a live action movie though without making it look cheesy or over the top... which quite sadly was not the case with this one... it was directed by an Oscar winning director (who also directed a twilight movie which sucks) and a studio that has recently produced better than the original adaptation of the jungle book which I really love... so one wonders what must have gone wrong... that I think we will find out later but for now if I have to say something positive about this movie it would be its visual effects which were quite gorgeous if not entirely believable, the design of the CGI characters which were a reminiscence of the original ones, Belle played by Emma Watson though not as great as I wanted her to be, seems to have done her job. And even if the songs didn't flow as greatly with the story as it did before, you could still enjoy them. The choreography, set design and the costumes also stole the show along with the Humour because of its talented cast even if it seemed a little cheesy at places, it managed to make me laugh (especially Gaston) hence making it a better movie than it really was... I will give it a 7/10...

P.S.- You may enjoy it because of the nostalgia factor.

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