What Emma Watson stands to earn from Beauty and the Beast

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13 May 2019

She may have missed out on landing a lead role in La La Land, but Emma Watson still has a reason to smile.
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The actress, who became a household name for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, could soon have a $20 million cheque coming her way thanks to the new Beauty And The Beast film.

Watson was paid more than $A3 million upfront for her role as Belle in the live-action remake. However, she is set to earn a further $A20 million should the film gross $A1 billion at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is well on track to smash that milestone, scooping up more than $A200 million in ticket sales during its US debut alone.

Some analysts are even tipping the live-action remake to earn as much as $A1.5 billion over the course of the next few weeks. Others are dubbing it the “fastest-selling family film in history”.

Watson has previously revealed how she was considered for one of the lead roles in La La Land, but turned down the opportunity because she knew she had to turn her full attention to Beauty and the Beast. Among the former Harry Potter star’s schedule was hours and hours of horse training, as well as gruelling song and dance routines.

The lead female role in La La Land, of course, ended up going to Emma Stone, who won this year’s Oscar for best actress in a leading role.

The original Beauty and the Beast movie, released in 1991, is one of Disney’s most successful animated films to date. It made more than $A500 million at the box office, and was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.

Beauty and the Beast opens in n cinemas on Thursday.

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