HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES - It was a big weekend at the box office for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" as it raked in $174.8 million nationwide.
The figure makes the live-action remake the best opening ever for a PG-rated film.
The movie also owns this year's top opening so far and ranks seventh all time, not accounting for inflation.
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The audience was made up of 60 percent female, a rarity among top-performing movies, which tend to be marketed more toward men.
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