The Little Mermaid captures top spot at weekend box office

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 28, 2023 | Leave a Comment

The Little Mermaid tops the weekend box officeDisney’s new live-action remake — The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey as Ariel — debuted in the top spot at the weekend box office, taking in $95.5 million, just short of the coveted $100 million mark.

Fast X starring Vin Diesel and Jason Momoa was pushed to second place after debuting last weekend at the top. The lastest film in the Fast & Furious franchise earned an additional $23 million for a two-week total of $108 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 dropped a spot to third place. Having surpassed the $100 million mark during its first weekend and then achieving more than $200 million during its second weekend, the Marvel/Disney flick earned another $20 million for a four-week total of $299.4 million. It’s expected to pass the $300 million mark by the end of the long weekend. Click here to read our review.

In its eighth weekend in theaters, The Super Mario Bros. Movie slid to fourth place, earning an additional $6.3 million for an incredible total of $559 million.

Rounding out the top five was the action comedy film The Machine starring Bert Kreischer playing himself, and co-starring Mark Hamill. It debuted to the tune of $4.9 million at the domestic box office. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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