Disney has been remaking all of its classic animated movies since 1994 with the jungle bookalthough it has since been redone again in 2016.
Alice in Wonderland 2010’s could be considered the start of Disney’s recent live-action spate, as 17 remakes have been made since then. Disney’s live-action remakes are controversial as audiences aren’t interested in having their favorite animated movies remade, but some have become huge blockbusters.
Since the live-action of The Little Mermaid was announced, there have been many controversies since the choice of the actress, among others. The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as the villainous Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
The new one movie Disney has divided opinions, first due to the controversial comments that arose on social networks due to the choice of the actress, however, the critics are divided by the press. The fans spoke, and currently on Metacritic it has a 2.1% user acceptance. Some criticized the CGIhistory and among other things.
The Little Mermaid box office has taken just over a month to reach $500 million worldwide, Beauty and the Beast it hit $500 million in its second weekend, only its eighth day of release. All of Disney’s $500 million live-action remakes did it in less than 24 days, and four movies did it in 10 days or less.
|Disney Live-Action Remake||Days needed to reach $500 million||total worldwide box office|
|The Lion King (2019)||10||$1,656,943,394|
|Beauty and the Beast (2017)||8||$1,263,521,126|
|The Jungle Book (2016)||10||$966,550,600|
|Alice in Wonderland (2010)||17||$1,025,467,110|
|The Little Mermaid (2023)||32||$503,060,882 (so far)|
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Disney’s live-action remakes that hit the 500 million mark quickly reached over $1 billion or got close enough. Although The Little Mermaid has exceeded some of Disney’s expectations, the time it took for it to reach $500 million compared to its predecessors suggests it won’t do much more at the box office.
Disney’s live-action shows were exciting when they began and told new stories of beloved characters, such as maleficent and Alice in Wonderland. However, The Little Mermaid was riddled with controversy even long before it hit the big screen. Leave us your comment.