If things hold, Beauty and the Beast should also set a new March opening record, surpassing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $166 million.
Walt Disney Pictures‘ Beauty and the Beast roared to an estimated $63.8 million on Friday, which includes the $16.3 million earned at Thursday previews.
Internationally, Beauty and the Beast earned $40.3 million on Friday to bring its global total to $115.6 million already.
The previous opening record for a PG-rated was Finding Dory with $135 million, a record Beauty and the Beast will easily beat.
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