‘The Little Mermaid’ Makes Waves with Projected $200M-$205M Worldwide Box Office Opening
‘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. This would make it the fourth movie of 2023 to open with over $100 million at the box office.
As per our review, in ‘The Little Mermaid’, Halle Bailey shines as Ariel, delivering a charming, sweet, and overall lovely performance. She effortlessly embodies the role and carries Ariel’s spirit throughout the film. While the movie isn’t perfect, its changes to the original story are commendable, breathing new life into the beloved tale. Read more.
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.
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.