Beauty and the Box Office

This week’s Big Idea on One Perfect Pod explores the success of Disney’s live-action remakes, including its latest billion dollar winner.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast crossed $1 billion at the box office this week. That’s not bad for being a remake, something Everyone Online™ hates with the passion of a thousand suns. As it turns out, fans will follow Disney just about everywhere — to a certain extent. To unravel this tale for this week’s Big Idea, Neil talks to his friend Jenn, a die hard Beauty and the Beast fan, and Film School Rejects’ box office expert Christopher Campbell about why some remakes work where others fail miserably.

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