Global box office for The Little Mermaid reaches $500 million… despite middling reviews and racial backlash

After a somewhat slow start at the box office, The Little Mermaid has reached a milestone of $500 million worldwide.

As Deadline reported, The Little Mermaid grossed an additional $8.6 million in its fifth weekend at the box office, along with $9.4 million overseas. Those figures bring its domestic total to $270.2 million and its foreign total to $229.1 million, for a worldwide total of $499.3 million.

According to reports, the film was produced on a $250 million budget, with reports claiming it would need to earn $560 million worldwide to break even, after a massive marketing campaign is taken into account.

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About The Little Mermaid (2023) :

The Little Mermaid is a 2023 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay written by David Magee. Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, and Marc Platt Productions, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name, itself loosely based on the 1837 fairy tale of the same title by Hans Christian Andersen. The film stars Halle Bailey in the titular role, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy.