The Little Mermaid swims to the top of the box office with $118 million opening

Disney’s The Little Mermaid made a splash over Memorial Day weekend at the U.S. box-office, earning an estimated $118 million over the four-day frame. 

Disney’s latest live-action reimagining, which we called a “wildly inconsistent film” in our ★ ★ ★ review, earned $96 million worth of Disney dollars for the three-day frame, and $118 million in total following Monday estimates. This makes The Little Mermaid the fifth highest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time. 

With a price-tag of $250 million, the Halle Bailey headlined hit will need to have more legs than its titular songstress to turn a huge profit, especially considering it didn’t make a big splash overseas, earning just $68.3 million from 51 markets. 

Elsewhere at the domestic box-office Fast X sprung a leak, screeching to a sophomore weekend take of $28.7 million for the holiday period, and lifting its North American tally to a lacklustre $113.6 million. There are no such global worries for Universal’s blockbuster though, because the appetite for all things Fast and Furious should lift the tenth instalment beyond the $500 million mark by Monday. 

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Source – BoxOfficeMojo


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