This places the Disney hit just above last year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which previously held the title for biggest March opening with a gross of $166 million.
The film, which broke box office records in the United Kingdom after taking in £18.4 million over its opening weekend, has been showing in the predominantly Muslim country of Kuwait since Thursday.
Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity by using his child's DNA sample
Who killed Kim Jong-nam? Two women - one Vietnamese and one Indonesian - have been arrested and charged with the murder. Those with valid visas can stay, he said , adding that now there are a total of 315 North Korean nationals in Malaysia.
The movie turned out to be the best weekend box office opener so far this year, as well as the seventh best in the history of the Hollywood and the highest for a PG-rated movie. "There was a nostalgia for the original and the Disney brand".
"Beauty and the Beast", directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the picture Beauty and the Beast felled many other records, too. "What's exciting here is there is an opportunity to see these beloved stories in a way that's never been seen before, but you get to build that on the foundation of something that's very familiar". While the "Be Our Guest" scene in the final movie is an all-out party, the actual dinner looked pretty lonely. "Disney Announces Live-Action TK Remake" is a headline that writes itself almost every week, and when such improbable pairings as Will Smith and a live-action Dumbo remake emerge, it can start to seem like a very expensive Mad Libs, Disney pairing the most popular of its existing franchises and actors to force-march audiences into theaters. To Disney's credit they refused to cut it, and the film will not be showing in that country (where gay sex is illegal).
Lakers D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young ejected against Bucks
Monroe took the biggest hit, receiving a $35,000 for shoving Young after he retaliated against Malcolm Brogdon for a hard foul. Los Angeles cut Milwaukee's edge to 99-93 with 4:55 left but then failed to score for the next 3 1/2 minutes.
Other studios stayed clear of the Disney juggernaut.
The movie has overtaken the previous North American box-office leader, Warner Brothers' "Kong: Skull Island", that bagged a $110 million since its release. Around the world, the film earned a healthy $350 million. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is no exception to the dead mom trope. "The Belko Experiment" opened in 1,341 locations, roughly a third of the theater count for a major studio offerings.
Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses
Israeli aerial defense systems intercepted one of the missiles, the army said, without elaborating. Israel views the organization as enemy militants.
"Mulan is clearly an empowered-female story but we can also do something new in this reimagining, make it a little more muscular, stronger, with touch of Ridley Scott", Bailey told Vulture.