The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood presented an exclusive theatrical engagement of “Beauty and the Beast” for the first time ever in Disney Digital 3D™ September 2 - 15th 2011. Finally it receives a wide release:
Box Office Report: Mark Wahlberg's 'Contraband' Tops Friday With Strong $8.7 Mil - The Hollywood ReporterDisney's 3D re-release of classic toon Beauty and the Beast took the No. 2 position on Friday, grossing $5.6 million for a projected four-day opening of $26 million. That number coud be revised upwards depending upon traffic on Saturday.
Beauty and the Beast will come much closer than anticipated to the $30 million debut of The Lion King when re-released in 3D last year. Heading into the weekend, tracking suggested that both Beauty and Contrabandwould only open in the mid to high teens.