‘The Little Mermaid’ Earns $10.8 Million in Thursday Previews at the Domestic Box Office

'The Little Mermaid' Tracking For $200M-$205M Worldwide Box Office Opening Weekend

The Little Mermaid‘ earned $10.8 million on Thursday previews at the domestic box office. The film is now playing in theaters worldwide.

It was previously reported that ‘The Little Mermaid’ is tracking to earn $200 million–$205 million at its worldwide box office opening weekend. It is expected to debut at #1 on the domestic box office charts with over $120 million during the Memorial Day weekend. If the film could make it, then it will be the fourth movie of 2023 to open with over $100 million at the box office.

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According to our review, for fans of classic Disney magic, “The Little Mermaid” brings a sense of nostalgia that hasn’t been felt in a while. It is a delightful and lovingly crafted movie that surprises with its soulful moments. Anchoring the film is Halle Bailey’s powerful and endlessly charismatic performance as Ariel. She shines brightly, delivering one of the best performances ever seen in a Disney live-action adaptation.

The film follows the youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel (Halle Bailey) a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King). Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.

  • Title: The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Carlotta, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
  • Release Date: May 26, 2023

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