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‘The Little Mermaid’ Tops $10M In Previews, $120M Opening Weekend Predicted

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“The Little Mermaid” is poised to swim upstream at the box office. According to TheWrap, Disney’s live-action remake of its 1989 animated hit is poised to hit nine digits by the end of its opening weekend.

Having raked in more than $10 million during Thursday night previews ahead of its official launch during the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, the anticipated film is projected to earn in excess of $100 million after its opening weekend. READ MORE: Jacob Tremblay Is Glad ‘My Voice Hadn’t Dropped Yet’ Before Singing In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Meanwhile, Variety reports that the film’s four-day total is expected to be somewhere in the range of $120 million to $125 million.

While those may seem like big numbers, they pale in comparison from earlier Disney remakes. For comparison’s sake, Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of “The Lion King” boasted a $191 million opening weekend, and went on to earn more than $1 billion globally, while “Aladdin” took in $117 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend in 2019, and surpassed $1 billion.

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