Beauty and the Beast has already earned a stunning $170 million at the U.S. box office and $350 million internationally, breaking a record of five box office records in one weekend.
The film now holds the biggest national and international opening of all time for a PG film, surpassing Finding Dory.
It has also become the seventh biggest opening in history, trailing the final film of the Harry Potter franchise. The film also became the biggest debut for a film with a female lead. Disney set a new record for its company too; the film has become the studio’s highest debuting of Disney’s live-action remakes.
“This is such a beloved property. And in such a time of uncertainty in this country, and all over the world, I think this movie gives people a sense of joy and comfort,” Beauty and the Beast producer David Hoberman told The Hollywood Reporter.