"The Little Mermaid" an opening success in the US, not much globally
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"The Little Mermaid" an opening success in the US, not much globally

Maybe we're just bored of live-action movies
Maybe we're just bored of live-action movies

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.

Halle Bailey plays Ariel the mermaid
Halle Bailey plays Ariel the mermaid
Hollywood is accusing the public of racism over the mediocre global opening numbers for "The Little Mermaid"
Hollywood is accusing the public of racism over the mediocre global opening numbers for "The Little Mermaid"

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.

"Fast X" crosses USD 500 million in its second week
"Fast X" crosses USD 500 million in its second week

Related Movies:
The Little Mermaid (25 May 2023)
Fast X (18 May 2023)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (04 May 2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (20 Apr 2023)

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