Domestic Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ debut big, gross past ‘Fast X’


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.

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