Beauty & The Beast still reigns at box office

Emma Watson

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast has continued to enchant US audiences in its second weekend in cinemas.

The live-action version of the animated classic, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the beast, added $88.3 million (£70.8 million) to its total this weekend.

The box office juggernaut has earned $317 million (£254.2 million) to date from North American cinemas.

Earlier this month it broke box office records in the UK after taking in £18.4 million over its opening weekend.

Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie opened well in America with a strong $40.5 million (£32.4 million).

The reboot of the 90s television show cost a reported $100 million (£80.1 million) to produce.

However, raunchy action comedy CHIPS and Sony’s space thriller Life failed to gain much traction. Life earned $12.6 million (£10.1 million), while CHIPS brought in just $7.6 million (£6 million).