Here are the records already set by Disney's live-action remake of the hit animated film/Broadway musical of the same name "Beauty And The Beast" (so far):
The best opening ever for: Emma Watson (lest we forget how big of a deal this is since she starred in those little Harry Potter films...), director Bill Condon, pre-summer, March, a Disney live-action canon title, a live-action musical, and the sixth biggest opening stateside of all-time, standing above Iron Man 3 ($174.1M) and just under Captain America: Civil War ($179.1M). You go, girl and grrrrrrr!
Now let's talk about live-action movie musicals (as opposed to animated musicals such as "The Lion King" or "Frozen"). The lifetime gross of the highest-grossing movie musical of all time is 1978's "Grease" ($188 million). The other top movie musicals domestically are Oscar-winner "Chicago" ($170.6 million), "La La Land" ($149 million), "Les Miserables" ($148 million) and "Mamma Mia!" ($144 million). Clearly, "Beast" will be boss of the movie musicals by the end of the week!