‘The Little Mermaid’ Rakes In $117 Million

Written by on May 30, 2023

A great success! As expected, “The Little Mermaid” hit big box office numbers during the opening week and now fans online are continuing the celebration of the historic film!

The live-action remake of the 1989 Disney animated classic starring Halle Bailey premiered on Friday and brought in $117.5 million at the US box office — the fifth-best opening for Memorial Day weekend in history, according to @CNN citing Box Office Mojo. International ticket sales for, “The Little Mermaid” brought in a total of $185.8 million over the weekend.

The film was given a 95% thumbs by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes and parents are still raving about how impactful the film has been for their little ones by including a Black actress as the lead. Many young girls have shown up to theaters excited with mermaid costumes. One sweet kid in Las Vegas told @KSNV, “I’m happy because she’s my skin color.” Earlier this month, Bailey said she was “honored” to play Ariel in the live-action remake, adding she hoped to inspire children of color with the new iteration of the beloved Disney film.

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