The live-action Little Mermaid remake is expected to match the domestic gross of the first movie. Which was $111 million, in its first weekend of release. Strong box office forecasts for The Little Mermaid’s debut weekend in 2023 indicate a promising start. The Rob Marshall-helmed movie. Which has music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, is a live-action adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated masterpiece of the same name. Halle Berry will play Ariel in the new movie. Ariel is a young mermaid who trades Ursula (Melissa McCarthy) her voice for legs so she can explore the human world.
Early predictions have been made for The Little Mermaid’s opening weekend, which will be on May 26 over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Deadline. Their analytics predict that the four-day total, which includes Memorial Day Monday, will be in the neighbourhood of $110 million. Before the week is over. This would just about match the domestic gross of the first movie, which was $111 million.
Little Mermaid Remake Falls Short of Disney’s Other Blockbuster Remakes
The Little Mermaid seems poised to surpass its predecessor in every way. But it still falls short of some of Disney’s most notable live-action remakes from the recent past. It is, at the very least, roughly comparable to Aladdin from 2019, which also debuted over Memorial Day weekend. That movie made $116 million in its first four days, which is in line with expectations for the brand-new movie.
The movie, meanwhile, lacks the power to rival other significant pre-pandemic movies. For instance, over the course of its opening weekend in 2017. The live-action musical Beauty and the Beast grossed an astounding $174.7 million in just 3 days. The Lion King from 2019 did even better, earning $191 million in its first weekend
The Little Mermaid’s box office performance is expected to be good, but not as impressive as it could be. The movie’s controversies might have affected its success, including backlash against casting a Black actor as Ariel and criticism of the CGI characters’ designs. These are just early predictions, and the film could still exceed expectations.
Based on early predictions, it seems that the live-action Little Mermaid remake is expected to have a strong start at the box office. The movie is projected to earn around $110 million in its first four days, which is comparable to the domestic gross of the original movie. However, it falls short of some of Disney’s other live-action remakes like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.