Box-Office Milestone: 'Beauty and the Beast' Twirls Past $500M in the U.S.

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Directed by Bill Condon, the live-action update of the classic 1991 animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as the arrogant Gaston.

The movie has grossed $501 million domestically and $732 million internationally since its March 17 debut for a worldwide tally of $1.233 billion through today.

Domestically, Beauty and the Beast joins an elite group of films managing to cross the $500 million threshold: Here is the list of 7 films that have achieved this status:

Disney/Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million)
Fox's Avatar ($760.5 million)
Fox/Paramount's Titanic ($658.7 million)
Universal's Jurassic World ($652.3 million)
Disney/Marvel's The Avengers ($623.4 million)
Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight ($534.9 million)
Disney/Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532.2 million).

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