The Little Mermaid 2023, a beloved story of Ariel, is most likely to surpass $120M in the Memorial Day weekend openings.

Also, this Disney movie showcased a remarkable performance in overseas theaters and gathers $80 million in the opening through Sunday.

Based on Disney animated movie, this story features a spirited young mermaid – the youngest daughter of King Triton and the most daring of all. Eventually, her thirst for adventure compels her to explore the world beyond the sea. In this whole quest, she falls for a dashing Prince Eric.

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In this agony, Ariel offers a deal from a witch who promises her life on land. However, Ariel didn’t know that she is putting her life and her father’s kingdom at stake.

The cast of The Little Mermaid 2023 includes Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King, Art Malik, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.

Critics largely applaud Bailey’s performance as Ariel. However, many racists target this movie for placing a Black girl in the lead role. But makers have high hopes that this issue will not affect the movie business in North America.

A Rob Marshall-directed movie aims to target the ‘fifth biggest domestic start for Memorial Day Weekend.’ However, currently, this position is occupied by Aladdin which opened to $116.8 million.

Therefore, if ‘The Little Mermaid 2023’ plans on taking this slot, its four-day haul must be equivalent to $120M. Moreover, its presales are most likely surpassing Aladdin.

This movie has greatly captivated females, just like Beauty and the Beast with 70% female audience.

From the statistics, it appears that ‘The Little Mermaid‘ is having no competition. Action-comedy ‘The Machine’ from Screen Gems, opened on the same weekend. However, it raises only $5 million or $6 million in its domestic debut.

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