‘The Little Mermaid’ Earns $10.3M in Previews – The Hollywood Reporter

The Little Mermaid It earned $10.3 million in previews at the North American box office when it opened over the long Memorial Day weekend.

It’s one of the best shows to watch before the holiday weekend. The Little MermaidIncludes $850,000 in total earnings from Wednesday’s special screenings. The rest is from the traditional Thursday night screening.

all in all, The Little Mermaid It ranks No. 7 on the preview grosses list for pictures rated G or PG.

Rob Marshall directs the live-action remake of Disney’s hit animated film. The new one The Little Mermaid Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, a spirited young mermaid who makes a dangerous deal with evil sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy) to experience life on land and meet the troublesome Prince Eric (Jonah Hower-King). However, the deal poses a major threat to her father’s waterborne kingdom.

The cast also includes David Diggs, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni and Art Malick.

Bailey Ariel’s performance drew praise from critics following racist backlash from social media commenters protesting the casting of a black actress in the title role. Disney insiders don’t expect these protests to hurt the film in North America, but are waiting to see how the film plays in certain overseas markets.

The Little Mermaid The four-day festival is on pace to earn up to $120 million. That marks the fifth biggest domestic opening for Memorial Day weekend, a rank currently held by Disney Live Action. AladdinAfter grossing $7 million in previews, it opened to $116.8 million in its four-day weekend.

The film’s four-day run is expected to gross $100 million over its three-day run. Advance sales go first AladdinBut behind other live-action remakes beauty and the beast And The Lion King.

Overseas, the film tracked to $80 million through Sunday.

Demand is being driven by daughters, mothers and other women, which is the same. beauty and the beastThe audience was 70 percent female.

The film features new songs from multiple Oscar winner Alan Menken as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Legend-comedy The device And Robert De Niro comedy About my father They will also open nationally, but are not expected to cost more than $5 million or $6 million in domestic debuts.

The device, from Screen Gems, stars Burt Krasher and is inspired by the comedian’s stand-up act of the same name. Mark Hamill stars.


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