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The Little Mermaid: Memorial Day Weekend Collection of Disney’s Remake is Officially Out

As per reports, The Little Mermaid is made on a $250 million production budget

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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UNITED STATES: The Little Mermaid bags $118 million Memorial Day Weekend. The film is slated to be Disney’s big live-action summer blockbuster and won the weekend’s box office contest.

The Halle Bailey starrer Disney remake of the 1988 animated featurette bags the mantle of the fifth largest Memorial Day debut-earning film. The previous year, Tom Cruise’s aviation actioner Top Gun Maverick bagged a whopping amount of $160.5 million in Memorial Week, setting a new record.

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The Little Mermaid joins the Disney trend of the live-action remake of its beloved animated classic, which has turned out to be a profitable business for the House of Mouse. Earlier, Disney’s Aladdin (2019), Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Lion King (2019), and The Jungle Book (2016) have bagged massive numbers, with many crossing the $1 billion mark and some touching it.

The Little Mermaid presently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 67% (critics) and an audience score of 95%. The film received an “A” from viewers via Cinemascore.

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Besides this, the film needs to hold up well and capitalize on positive statements in order to put itself in a position to compete with the forthcoming wave of supplementary summer blockbusters. The overall worldwide box office numbers are good but not great thus far.

The Little Mermaid, with a reported $250 million production budget, will need to continue drawing crowds over the coming weeks if it hopes to generate a profit. Since the animated original is less well-liked abroad than it is in the US, that might be more difficult.

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The movie has so far made a meagre $68.1 million from more than 51 regions, including well-known nations like France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea.

The second weekend of Fast X, the most recent instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise, has also turned out to be a successful contender globally. Vin Diesel’s latest high-action feature has affected The Little Mermaid’s opening weekend success.

The vehicular action film series is now the sixth-biggest film franchise in history, amassing more than $7 billion in box office revenue. Given the box office stats, Fast X is headed for a strong finish surpassing the $500 million milestone.

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