Beauty and the Beast smashes Irish box office in opening weekend

Clearly Ireland has a lot of Disney Fans, as Beauty and the Beast set an Irish box office record over the weekend, grossing €2,200,000. 

This mega-sum makes the film the most high earning three-day opening weekend in Irish box office history, despite us all being busy with Paddy's Day. 

"Beauty And The Beast enchanted Irish audiences with the biggest opening weekend in history," reads a tweet on the Disney Ireland Twitter page.

"This tale as old as time will continue to ring on in hearts after the last petal falls."

The film is a live-action adaptation of the animated classic, starring Harry Potter heroine Emma Watson as Belle, and Dan Stevens as the Beast.

The film also stars Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Kevin Kline as Maurice alongside Belle and the Beast.

As well as a whole host of amazing actors, singers John Legend and Ariana Grande are on board to contribute their voices to the flick's classic song Be Our Guest. 

With this much talent in one flick, no wonder it's smashing the box office.