The Power Rangers were first brought together by Zordon to defend the world from Rita Repulsa and her minions, but it seems they couldn't quite stave off a the Beast and his army of clocks, candelabras, and wardrobes.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast might be in its second week, but that hasn't stopped it from piling up more box office receipts (via Variety). The Emma Watson starring film pulled in another 23.5 million on Friday from 4,210 theaters, and if it keeps up the impressive pace it could total out to another $90 million dollar weekend for the film. That would place Beauty and the Beast above $300 million stateside, and also above $500 million worldwide.
As for Power Rangers, it didn't set the world on fire with a $15 million dollar Friday from 3,693 theaters. At this pace, the film is expected to hit somewhere over $40 million for the weekend. That has to be a bit disappointing for the studio but still counts as a solid release. Life also debuted this week, bringing in $4.3 million on Friday from 3,146 locations, and CHIPS scored around $2.6 million from 2,464 theaters. Life is expected to hit around $13 million once the weekend is done, with CHIPS hauling in around $7 million.
Beauty and the Beast should finish comfortably in the lead, and currently holds a 73.29 on ComicBook.com's composite rankings. You can find the official synopsis below.
Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belles eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now, while Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge lands on May 26, 2017. Cars 3 is next up, racing into theaters on July 14, 2017, with Pixar’s Coco hitting on November 22nd, 2017. Disney’s live action Cruella currently has no release date, and neither does Maleficent 2, The Jungle Book sequel, or the live-action Aladdin. Toy Story 4 hits on July 13, 2018, and the live-action Mulan is scheduled for November 2nd, 2018. Mary Poppins Returns lands shortly thereafter on December 25, 2018.