In its opening weekend coinciding with Memorial Day 2023, “The Little Mermaid” the new Disney Live Action managed to raise some $117.5 million dollars at the US box office, becoming the fifth best in history during the Memorial Day commemoration.
Although viewer reaction has been mixed, 67% of critics gave a positive review. This new version, starring Halle Bailey, had a 95% acceptance rate, after being the target of racist criticism.
On the other hand, Box Office Mojo showed a count of the films released during Memorial Day and their respective US box office receipts:
Top Gun Maverick: released in 2022 and grossed $160 million.
Disney's live-action version of “Aladdin” was released in 2019 and had an opening weekend gross of $116.8 million.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Released in 2008 grossed $127 million.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: its premiere date was in 2007 and grossed $140 million.
Finally, for international ticket sales after harsh criticism, this new version of “The Little Mermaid” managed to gross $185.8 million dollars this weekend.