Tag Archives: Beauty and the Beast

The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017:... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast remains a monster of a hit for the school holidays

Not surprising that the great reviews, great publicity and release around the school holiday period for Beauty And The Beast has earned this another no. 1 spot for this week.  Generating $4.96m, it has also made a total of $34m since its premiere.  It’s already the biggest release of the year so far, and has even beaten Disney’s biggest earner in 2016, Finding Dory, which made $32.5 million. Total earnings for Star Wars: Rouge One was split between 2016 and 2017, due to its release date.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast keeps its rose alive at the top of the ladder

Disney’s new live action version of Beauty And The Beast is at the top of the box office ladder again this week. Although it only made $7.74m this time around (last week it made $13m), its total earnings since its premiere is $26.15m, and, at the rate it’s travelling, is now likely to be one of the top 10 films of 2017.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast achieves the biggest box office opening of the year to date

There has been a lot of movement on the charts this week, thanks to a crowded pile of new entries into cinemas over the weekend. The highly anticipated Disney remake Beauty and the Beast went straight to the top of the ladder.  It sits comfortably at no. 1, having earned $13.14m, giving it the biggest premiere weekend at the box office since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made $14.75m in its opening week in December last year.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (USA, 2017) has breathtaking moments of grandiose cinematic bliss

A story that originated in 1740 now considered one of the most beloved and beautiful of fairytales that has been remade/rebooted/retold a countless number of times, Beauty And The Beast is considered a tale as old as time. Of late Disney has been having a bit of a renaissance if you will, remaking number of their classics into “live action” (with a little help from CGI) films, from Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book to Pete’s Dragon. Their latest release endeavours to reach young new audiences as well as reviving the old with a hint of nostalgia. ... Continue Reading

Josh Gad on playing LeFou with a conscience, Beauty And The Beast and musical theatre (EXCLUSIVE)

It’s not often that a TV star gets to bounce from the small screen to the Broadway theatre stage and then leap from there over to the silver screen, but so has been the career of Josh Gad. From stints on New Girl and Gigi: Almost American on television. To then landing a part in the Tony award winning musical The Book Of Mormon. Followed by starring as the lovable snowman Olaf in Disney’s hugely successful animated feature Frozen.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Josh Gad joins local celebrities at the Beauty and the Beast Australian Premiere in Sydney

The State Theatre in Sydney lit up overnight with the much anticipated premiere of Beauty and the Beast, with one on the film’s stars, Josh Gad, hitting the red carpet alongside a slew of local celebrities and Disney fans. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the festivities:... Continue Reading

Teaser poster revealed for upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast

2016 is already a mammoth year for Disney, with 4 of the 6 top grossing films a release from the studio. With another Marvel film (Doctor Strange) and a Star Wars Story (Rogue One) still to come, it’s sure to take the lion’s share of the top ten come year’s end. One of the films already released is their live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, which has smashed expectations, currently sitting at number three on the charts with US$930 million gross worldwide.... Continue Reading