Emma Watson Disney's new live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast" had a huge opening weekend, and brought in $174.8 million dollars in North American movie theaters. On Sunday, initial box office figures estimated that the movie brought in $170 million. The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, set numerous records with it's opening. It made top ten list for biggest opening weekends. It was the largest opening of a PG film, and the top debut ever in the month of March.