Setting a new opening weekend box office record for the month of March, Beauty and the Beast [BTATB] belted out an estimated $170.0 million. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice held the previous mark of $166.0 million. The musical also became the highest grossing PG-rated opener as well as the seventh best debut of all times. Beauty and the Beast drew an audience that was 60% female and 52% under the age of 25.
After one week at the top, Kong: Skull Island [SKULN] took second with $28.9 million. The monster flick dropped 53% from its opening to bring its total to $110.1 million.
Logan [WOLV3] finished third at $17.5 million and $184.0 million overall.
Get Out [GETOU] secured $13.2 million for fourth place to push its total to $133.1 million after four weekends.
Rounding out the top five, The Shack [SHACK] earned $6.1 million to reach $42.6 million.
The Belko Exeriment [BELCO] debuted at the seventh spot with $4.1 million.
|1||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST||$170,000,000||$170,000,000|
|2||KONG: SKULL ISLAND||$28,850,000||$110,125,000|
|6||THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE||$4,700,000||$167,423,000|
|7||THE BELKO EXPERIMENT||$4,070,000||$4,070,000|
|9||JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2||$1,200,000||$89,790,000|
|10||BEFORE I FALL||$1,034,000||$11,295,000|
|12||LA LA LAND||$530,000||$149,764,000|
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