The live action remake of the Disney classic, which stars Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian Mckellen, is reported to have picked up between $170 million and $174 million (approx £140 million) in USA box office sales since opening on Friday.
According to studio estimates, it blew past Finding Dory, which was the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases after it debuted with $135 million (£108m) a year ago.
Outside of a few scenes, the movie is an nearly exact remake of the classic 1991 Disney animated feature, which went on to win Oscars for best original score and best original song.
"Beauty" will also beat the record set by "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" a year ago for all-time openings in March. The film has also now passed the record set by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" for the highest single-day total for a PG film.
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The actress is actively seeking the role of Ariel in the live-action remake, and in an online plea to studio bosses last month, the "Mean Girls" star suggested Condon should direct her.
It set a bunch of new records, including the biggest domestic debut ever for a PG title and the top March opening of all time.
Disney's new Beauty and the Beast premieres today, a lavish, live-action affair starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.
Critical reception for "Beauty" hasn't been as warm as that of other remakes, as it has received a 71 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 95 percent for "Jungle Book".