This number is not a surprise, the remake of the original animation film Beauty and the Beast from 1991, was a huge success from the begging. At the premier week they made a stunning $174 million.
So far this is the biggest Disney remake, leaving The Jungle Book, Cindarella and Alice in Wonderland behind. The director of the remake Jon Favreau, is really close with so far, $966 million worldwide.
The movies buget was $300 million, so this is a celebration time for the whole cast that worked on and behind the screen, with the leading role that has Emma Watson, as Belle.