A lot have been going on in movie Industries across the world today this year. From Hollywood, to Bollywood, to Nollywood and so on, there is an ever increasing taste for quality in movie production. This have seen movies like, Logan (Hollywood), Kong: Skull Island (Hollywood), etc released in the first quarter of the year.
In February this year, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was released in ‘Spencer House’ and became an instant sensation across the world.
The movie is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and co-produced by ‘Walt Disney Pictures’ and ‘Mandeville Films’, while the task for distribution fell to ‘Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’. A live-action and computer animation, it is a remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film bearing the same name, which in itself is an adaptation of the eighteenth-century fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumount.
The film features major cast that includes Emma Watson (known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series) as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kelvin Kline as belle’s father and Josh Gad as LeFou, while Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, and Gugu Mbatha all make up the supporting cast.
The film is set in Bourbon–era France, where a young woman, belle is imprisoned by a fearsome Beast (a prince cursed by a witch as punishment for his heartlessness) inside an enchanted castle. She is also chased by Gaston, an egocentric hunter who demands her hand in marriage, leading to a confrontation with the Beast.
Principal photography is reported to have begun at Shepperton Studios in surrey, England on 18th May, 2015, and ending on 21st August. The film was released in America on 17th march, 2017 after it was premiered on 23rd February, 2017, at Spencer House in London.
It came in the standard, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D formats along with Dolby Cinema.
The film, running for 129 minutes, has since grossed $690.3 million against its $160 million production budget, making it a box office success and has received generally positive reviews from critics.