31 May – "The Little Mermaid" seems to be a big success in the US, but not so much in other countries, as it premiered on 25 May.
The movie made a debut of USD 118.6 million at the US box office after four days, making it the fifth biggest opening of all time for a Memorial Day weekend. Its three-day gross is estimated at USD 96 million.
Despite the commendable success in the US, its global debut was a disappointing USD 68.1 million, with the movie only making USD 2.5 million during its opening.
The lacklustre response had many in Hollywood crying "racism", saying that the lack of support was due to the movie casting Halle Bailey, a Black actress, to play Ariel.
However, many through platforms like Twitter and Reddit countered this idea by saying that just like superhero movies, they are already fatigued by live-action remakes.
Meanwhile, "Fast X" continues to make bank, crossing USD 500 million at the global box office in its second week, while "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" has now made USD 737.2 million nearly a month into its release.