‘Beauty and the Beast’ Enchants at Box Office with $357 Million Worldwide Debut

Over the weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast cast a $174.8 million spell over domestic audiences to become the sixth highest opening of all time! Disney now holds six of the top seven domestic debuts in industry history. It’s also the top March debut ever and the biggest PG-rated movie debut ever.

Combined with a stellar $182.3 million internationally, the film’s global opening weekend stands at $357.1 million worldwide, marking Disney’s seventh global debut over $350 million. The film’s top international market, China, brought in $44.8 million, and it was a smashing success in the U.K., pulling in $24.3 million for the biggest opening of the year, the biggest March opening, and the fifth-biggest industry opening ever. It also landed as the biggest opening of the year and the biggest March opening ever in Germany and Mexico, setting records in several other countries as well.