Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which made $38 million on Friday, including over $10 million from Thursday previews, is aiming to have one of the best Memorial Day weekend openings ever.
The typical three-day weekend is predicted to bring in $104 million, while the extended four-day holiday weekend should bring in about $125 million, exceeding projections for the live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon classic.
This surpasses the $116.8 million that the live-action Aladdin remake from the House of Mouse brought in over the same period in 2019.
Fast X, the top movie of last week, is anticipating a significant decline in its second weekend.
Despite maintaining interest in international markets, the long-running action franchise’s tenth iteration is nevertheless showing dwindling home results.
Fast X increased its domestic running total to $91 million on its second Friday with a $6.3 million gain.
The movie will surpass $100 million domestically by Sunday, and by Monday, it should have surpassed $113 million.
The movie has earned more than $500 million internationally, but it still has a long way to go before it can compete with some of the top-grossing entries in the franchise, two of which — Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious — have amassed more than $1 billion internationally.