Disney’s newest live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast, had a massive opening domestically and internationally. According to first-weekend box office estimates posted by Entertainment Weekly, the film made $170 million in the US for the Friday-Sunday period.

This performance topples Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million), which was the previous first-weekend record-holder for March.

Internationally, Beauty and the Beast pulled in $180 million for its opening weekend, giving the movie a total of $350 million. In just three days. It had a reported production budget of $160 million.

Rounding out the top five movies at the US box office this weekend were Kong: Skull Island ($28.9 million), Logan ($17.5 million), Get Out ($13.2 million), and The Shack ($6.1 million).

You can see the Top 10 March 17-19 estimates below, via EW:

  1. Beauty and the Beast – $170 million
  2. Kong: Skull Island – $28.9 million
  3. Logan – $17.5 million
  4. Get Out – $13.2 million
  5. The Shack – $6.1 million
  6. The Lego Batman Movie – $4.7 million
  7. The Belko Experiment – $4.1 million
  8. Hidden Figures – $1.5 million
  9. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $1.2 million
  10. Before I Fall – $1 million

This story has been updated and corrected.

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