‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

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NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

“Beauty and the Beast” blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last year, Disney’s “Finding Dory” debuted with a then-PG-best $135 million.

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Emma Watson, Forest Whitaker kick off HeForShe Art Week in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Watson said she wants people to understand the importance of gender equality not only on a rational level but also on a visceral one March 8, and books, movies and other art forms are important vehicles for accomplishing that.

“It’s also about making them feel it in their bones,” said Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.

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