‘The Little Mermaid’ Makes an Achievement at the Box Office: Grosses $200 Million Worldwide
‘The Little Mermaid‘ has grossed $200 million at the worldwide box office. According to reports, the film earned $125 million at the domestic box office and $75 million at the international box office. ‘The Little Mermaid’ had a budget of $250 million.
According to Variety, ‘The Little Mermaid’ is the fifth-highest-grossing debut for Memorial Day weekend. Last year, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ set a new record with its $160.5 million opening. Universal’s ‘Fast X’ earned $28.7 million over the holiday weekend, struggling domestically with $113.6 million in two weeks. However, it excelled internationally, grossing nearly $400 million, bringing the worldwide total to over $500 million. ‘Fast X’ (Fast X) ranks as the third highest-grossing film of 2023 and the fifth highest-grossing film series of all time, grossing the $7 billion mark for the “Fast & Furious” franchise. See every Fast & Furious movie ranked top to worst.
‘The Little Mermaid’ earned $38 million on its domestic opening day. The film is also the 7th highest preview gross for a G-/PG-rated movie in history at the box office, with $10.8 million earned on Thursday.
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.
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 Little Mermaid’ is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay written by David Magee. The film is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name. Starring Halle Bailey in the titular role, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.