Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ debuts with record-breaking opening

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Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast opened over the weekend with an estimated $170 million in North America, making it the biggest March opening ever, a record which was held by last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Disney film, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as Belle and The Beast, respectively, made an additional $180 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to $350 million.

Read more about what other records Beauty and the Beast have broken during opening weekend at The Hollywood Reporter here.

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