Weekend Films: The Little Mermaid Makes Big Splash at Box Office
The Little Mermaid, the live-action remake of the beloved Disney animated classic, has made a big splash at the box office. The film has grossed over $209 million worldwide since its release on May 26.
In the United States, The Little Mermaid has grossed over $130 million. The film’s opening weekend was the fifth-biggest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time, with $95.5 million in ticket sales.
The Little Mermaid has also been a hit overseas, grossing over $78 million. The film has been particularly successful in China, where it has grossed over $24 million.
The success of The Little Mermaid is a sign that audiences are still hungry for live-action remakes of classic Disney animated films. The film’s strong box office performance is also a boost for Disney, which has been struggling in recent years.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, and Javier Bardem as King Triton. The film has received mixed reviews from critics, but audiences seem to be enjoying it.
The Little Mermaid is the latest in a string of successful live-action remakes of Disney animated films. In recent years, Disney has released live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, all of which were box-office successes.
The success of these films shows that there is still a strong appetite for live-action remakes of classic Disney animated films. It will be interesting to see if The Little Mermaid can continue the trend, break its $250 million budget and become a major box office hit.