Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” just became the highest-grossing domestic PG rated film of all time, beating out previous record-holder “Finding Dory’ in the process.
According to Box Office Mojo, as of May 7, “Beauty and the Beast” has earned $487.7 million at the domestic box office for a worldwide total of $1.19 billion. “Finding Dory,” on the other hand, has earned $486.3 million at the domestic box office and $1.03 billion at the global box office. Disney’s “Frozen” still holds the worldwide box office record for a PG film with $1.28 billion.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Last month, the film surpassed the $1 billion mark, becoming the 29th film — and the 14th from the House of Mouse — to do so. The film reached the billion-dollar target in 26 days, starting with a domestic opening weekend total of $174.7 million.
“Beauty and the Beast” is also now the 11th highest-grossing film worldwide, with “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leading the pack. Domestically, “Beauty and the Beast” is the eighth highest-grossing film.
Spot three and four of the highest-grossing PG films are taken by “Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars,” respectively, with “Shrek 2” and “E.T.” closely following.