Disney’s The Little Mermaid is projected to bring in $100 million in North America over its opening weekend Friday to Sunday, Variety and Deadline reported Wednesday, making the live action remake one of the biggest releases this year, but still well below blockbusters The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
After nearly three years of production on a $250 million budget, The Little Mermaid opens Thursday at roughly 4,300 theaters in North America, where it’s reportedly expected to make $100 million through Sunday night and $120 million by the end of the Monday holiday.
If projections hold up, the remake of Disney’s 1989 classic would follow other 2023 releases like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to surpass $100 million during its opening
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