A Victory At The Box Office for The Memorial Day Weekend of $117.5 Million Was Achieved by “The Little Mermaid”

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The live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” has recorded the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time by earning $117.5 million in its first four days in theaters in North America. This places the film fifth on the all-time list of greatest openings for the holiday weekend.

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According to estimates provided by Comscore, The Little Mermaid brought in $95.4 million during the home 3-day weekend and $68.2 million internationally. The film’s current worldwide total stands at $185.8 million.

In comparison, the first animated version of “The Little Mermaid” had a domestic opening weekend of $6.03 million in the United States in 1989 and grossed $211.34 million worldwide over its stay in theaters. Even if the box office is different now, using Box Office Mojo to compare it to the past is still intriguing.

The Little Mermaid failed to surpass The Jungle Book ($103.26 million), Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million), Beauty and the Beast ($174.01 million), and The Lion King ($191.7 million) on the list of the best domestic openings for Disney’s live-action remakes and is currently sitting in fifth place on that list.

In our review of The Little Mermaid, we said the following: “Full of heart and led by a star-making performance from Halle Bailey, The Little Mermaid is an acceptable, if not always successful, adaptation of the animated original.”

Fast X finished in second place at the domestic box office with earnings of $23.01 million and finished in first position internationally with earnings of $87.25 million. With this weekend’s earnings of $110.27 million, Fast X has now crossed the $507 million mark at the worldwide box office. The Fast and the Furious franchise has surpassed the $7 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

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The box office performance of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was good enough for third place, with ticket sales totaling $20.37 million domestically and $25.1 million overseas. The third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has brought in $731,02 million worldwide.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie maintained its remarkable performance at box offices worldwide. It pulled in an additional $6.3 million in North America and $13.10 million elsewhere, putting it fourth in total revenue. The escapades of Mario on the big screen have brought in an additional $1.27 billion around the world.