All of the backlash worked in its favor!!
'Beauty & the Beast' easily took the #1 spot this weekend at the box office, raking in a massive $170 million debut!!
Not only that though, the film also brought in $180 million overseas, which gives its global total of $350 million.
The film also became the biggest domestic debut ever for a PG film, AND the top March opening of all time!!
Congrats to everyone involved!!