'Beauty and the Beast' Surpasses 'Star Wars' in Trailer Views
Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has had all skeptics clear a path after the first teaser trailer revealed what promises now to be a magical story befitting of the 1991 animated classic.
And, following its premiere on Good Morning America, the trailer has seen 91.8 million views online over the course of 24 hours, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The latter saw 88 million views in its first day.
Of course, in third place is Captain America: Civil War. Starting to see a trend? Disney have certainly played their cards perfectly in recent times.
The new film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast. Emma Thompson is Mrs. Potts, and Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellen play Lumiere and Cogsworth, respectively. The film arrives March 17, 2017.