The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid had the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time, taking in $117.5 million in its first four days in North American theaters.
And according to a Comscore report, The Little Mermaid took in $95.4 million in America and $68.2 million internationally over the 3-day weekend, now grossing $185.8 million.
For comparison, the original animated film, The Little Mermaid, opened to $6.03 million in America in 1989 and has earned $211.34 million in worldwide cinemas. Of course the box office is a lot different now, but it’s still an interesting comparison Box Office Mojo.
The Little Mermaid also currently ranks fifth on the list of top openings among Disney live-action remakes, failing to surpass The Jungle Book (with $103.26 million), Alice in Wonderland (with $116.1 million), and Beauty and the Beast (with $174.01). million dollars), and The Lion King (with $191.7 million).
In our review of The Little Mermaid, we said, “The Little Mermaid has plenty of poignant emotion and a brilliant performance by Halle Bailey, making it an acceptable (if not entirely successful) adaptation of the original animated film.”
Fast X finished second with $23.01 million in America and an international box office total of $87.25 million. And with the film’s $110.27 million weekend haul, Fast X’s revenues topped $507 million at the global box office. In addition, the Fast & Furious franchise’s total revenue has exceeded $7 billion at the global box office.
Occupy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ranked third, with revenues amounting to 20.37 million dollars in America and 25.1 million dollars outside America. Globally, the third Guardians movie grossed $731.02 million.
The Super Mario Bros. continues. It was a box office success with $6.3 million in North America and $13.10 million outside America this week, finishing in fourth place. Worldwide, Mario’s big-screen adventure took in $1.27 billion.
The Machine ranked fifth at the US box office, with $5 million.