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'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, “Saban’s Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” while Dax Shepard’s “CHIPS” was out of the money in seventh place.

“Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson and “Legion’s” Dan Stevens, pulled in an estimated $88 million in the U.S and Canada in its second week, meeting analyst expectations of $85 million to $90 million. After a staggering $175-million domestic debut last week — the largest ever for a March release — the film has brought in a total of $317 million domestically.

Its total international take is $373 million for a global gross to date of $690.3 million. Such a...

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