‘Beauty and the Beast’ tops the North American box office with $170M

Emma Watson arrives on the red carpet at the 'Beauty and the Beast' screening at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 13 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

March 20 (UPI) — The live-action fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” enchanted moviegoers in North America, earning $170 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is “Kong: Skull Island” with $28.9 million, followed by “Logan” at No. 3 with $17.5 million, “Get Out” at No. 4 with $13.2 million and “The Shack” at No. 5 with $6.1 million.

Rounding out the top tier are “The LEGO Batman Movie” at No. 6 with $4.7 million, “The Belko Experiment” at No. 7 with $4 million, “Hidden Figures” at No. 8 with $1.5 million, “John Wick: Chapter Two” at No. 9 with $1.2 million and “Before I Fall” at No. 10 with $1 million.

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