Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.
Emma Watson might only have been paid a relatively minor salary of $3 million (£2.4 million) for playing Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the movie should make her a fortune. In a shrewd business move, the Harry Potter star is said to have taken a profit-sharing deal with Disney, meaning that if the movie is heading for ‘Maleficent’-sized grosses, she stands to make north of $15 million (£12 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Maleficent’ hauled in $759 million (£607 million) worldwide in 2014, and so far ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has made a monstrous $462 million (£369 million) since its release on March 17.
‘Beauty And The Beast’ has already been declared another huge success for Disney, as it has smashed numerous box office records on its way to a worldwide haul of $410 million in less than a week. The publication reported, “There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio – perhaps with ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ as a reminder – won’t try to force one. It’s understandable that Disney are apprehensive about a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ sequel, as 2016’s ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ grossed just $300 million in comparison to its predecessor’s haul of $1.025 billion back in 2010.
Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.
In what’s turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is being released in Malaysia with its so-called ‘gay moment’ intact. Disney had pulled the movie after discovering that the certification board was happy to release the film with a PG13 rating, but only if the scene was cut. Yesterday, Malaysian cinema chains Golden Screens and TGV Cinemas confirmed that the film would be on general release without any cuts.
Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.
Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, head of Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board, says he sought to cut more than four minutes of material from “Beauty And The Beast” – far more than the three-second “gay moment” that has flustered regulators in some other countries. Disney refused, and pulled the film from release last Thursday in Malaysia. In... Read more »
Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is heading for a colossal opening haul, according to reports, racking up the most ticket pre-sales ever. US ticket site Fandango is reporting that it’s sold more advance tickets to the Disney movie than any other in its 17-year history, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking of which, ‘Finding Dory’ is the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ needs to beat, currently holding the record for the biggest US debut weekend ever, making $135.1 million last year.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
Disney has pulled the release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia, because film censors said it would only be given a certificate if its now infamous ‘gay moment’ was removed. According to The Guardian, the two main cinema chains in Malaysia had expected to begin showing the film on Thursday but said it had now been postponed. The chairman of the Malaysian film censorship board Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said that he did not know why the movie’s release had been pulled, because a PG13 certificate had been approved as long as the cut was made.
Emma Watson has revealed the really rather embarrassing manner that she almost ruined every scene in the early days of the Harry Potter movies. Yep, the nine-year-old Watson would memorise the scripts of co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint too, to make sure she was across the dialogue in its entirety and proving she was an incurable swot both on and off screen. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel promoting new movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Kimmel showed footage of her auditions with Radcliffe and Grint, spotting that she appears to be mouthing her co-stars lines throughout.
In Russia, you’ll have to be over 16 to see Disney’s new live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on your own, because of what director Bill Condon has called the movie’s ‘exclusively gay moment’. Reports emerged earlier this week that the movie could have been looking at a ban, with one MP, Vitaly Milonov of the United Russia party, branding it ‘shameless propaganda of sin’.
Russia is considering a ban of Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ over its ‘gay moment’. Vladimir Medinsky, the country’s culture minister, has said that the film will be checked to see whether it is in breach of the country’s laws against so-called ‘gay propaganda’. According to the BBC, another Russian MP accused the film of being ‘shameless propaganda of sin’.
Actress Emma Watson has responded to recent criticism where people slammed her claims of being a feminist after a revealing Vanity Fair photo shoot. Former ‘Harry Potter’ star Watson is well known for her strong support for gender equality and is a proud feminist. Not only that but she’s currently a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and a big advocate of the HeforShe campaign which calls for men to support the need for equality.
It’s not long until audiences get to see the anticipated animation-to-live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’; with the critics releasing their verdicts on the film.
As was sadly inevitable, the recent news that Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will feature the studio’s “first exclusively gay moment” has not gone down well everywhere. The announcement by director Bill Condon earlier this week has led to a cinema in southern US state Alabama cancelling its planned screenings of the film.
It sounds like the new live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is to be breaking boundaries wherever it sees them. Only this week, director Bill Condon revealed that the movie has Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’. Speaking to the BBC’s Front Row about the kiss, between Stanley Tucci’s Cadenza and Audra McDonald’s Madame de Garderobe, he said: “I didn’t give it a second thought, then at the preview, the [Disney] chairman told me that it was the first and second interracial kiss in a Disney movie.
Next month sees the release of the eagerly awaited live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, the film is the latest in the recent slate of Disney re-dos of their cartoon classics. QUIZ: Can you recognise these UK train stations?
The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.
As of this morning, the anticipated opening for Disney’s live-action take of Beauty and the Beast is looking absolutely gorgeous with tracking easily indicating a three-day weekend of $100M when it twirls into theaters on March 17 with projections from various sources busting past $120M. Arguably, Disney began rebooting live action fairy tales in its canon with Alice in Wonderland which opened to $116.1M in March 2010 (and finaled at $334.1M). That Tim Burton directed…
We got our first introduction to Emma Watson’s singing voice in a snippet from the live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie broadcast during the Golden Globes coverage back in January. But now Disney has revealed an extended clip, as the ‘Harry Potter’ star gets to grips with the opening number ‘Belle’. And those pipes do indeed appear to be rather enviable. Watson’s heroine proceeds through her French village home, as the locals remark upon her general oddness – well, she is singing to herself, but then so is everyone else. ...