‘The Little Mermaid’ Sprinting to $125M-Plus Memorial Day Debut

The Little Mermaid makes its Memorial Day debut. The Little Mermaid is dominating the Memorial Day weekend box office after collecting $38 million on Friday. The live-action remake of Disney's famous animated film has surpassed the $125 million

mark, making it the fourth-largest Christmas opening of all time, unadjusted for inflation. Some projections put the film's gross at much more than $130 million, but Disney is being prudent and projects a $120 million to $130 million range.

The Little Mermaid is the first summer blockbuster in 2023 to explicitly target ladies, who accounted for 68% of Friday ticket buyers and had a good Cinema Score. The acclaimed animated film from Disney is being remade in live-action by Rob Marshall.

 In the updated version of The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey plays Ariel. Ariel is a brave young mermaid who makes a risky deal