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Disney’s live action remake of “The Little Mermaid” brought in $117.5 million domestically over the four-day weekend, representing the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend opening all-time, according to Comscore.
The movie’s debut fell in line with expectations. For the three-day weekend, The Little Mermaid earned $95.5 million domestically, which is roughly the same amount Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin earned when it debuted over Memorial Day weekend in 2019.
The film, which cost $250 million to produce, has so far brought in $68.3 million internationally, bringing its worldwide gross to $185.8 million. However, the film struggled in China, bringing in just $2.5 million over the weekend.
The movie, which stars Black actress Halle Bailey as Ariel, was well-received by movie-goers, earning a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, but critics have been less enthusiastic.
As “The Little Mermaid” continues to make waves and enchant audiences, it is clear that the combination of nostalgia and fresh storytelling has struck a chord. With its extraordinary debut, Disney’s live-action reimaginations are poised to continue captivating viewers, reminding them of cherished memories while introducing beloved tales to a new generation.
What to watch: Big summer blockbusters on the way include, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (June 2); “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (June 9); “The Flash” (June 16); “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” (July 12); “Barbie” (July), “Oppenheimer” (July), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (August 4); “The Meg 2” (August 4) and “Blue Beetle” (August 18).