Disney’s latest film, The Little Mermaid, has had an extraordinarily successful start, surpassing Aladdin as the No.1 film in the US!


Last Updated on 05/29/2023 by てんしょく飯


Disney’s latest film, The Little Mermaid, opened in the US on 26 May and recorded an extra big hit start, surpassing the 2019 film Aladdin.



The Little Mermaid has had a blockbuster start in the US, grossing approximately $95.5 million at the box office.


The Walt Disney Company, which has continued to present stories that have touched people’s hearts throughout the ages, is proud to present The Little Mermaid, a milestone in Disney animation, which was released in 1991 (1989 in the US) and led to the birth of such classics as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. In this year of its 100th anniversary, the film is finally being made into a live-action film.

The film opened in the United States on 26 May (Friday) local time to long-awaited box-office revenues of approximately USD 95.5 million (approximately JPY 13.3 billion) over three days, including the opening day on Friday, and recorded a blockbuster start, surpassing Aladdin to become the No.1 film in the United States.


Aladdin, released in 2019, was an extraordinarily successful film with a US opening of approximately $91.5 million, a worldwide final box office of approximately $1.05 billion (approximately ¥147 billion) and a final box office of ¥12 billion in Japan. Exceeding those opening results, The Little Mermaid is a fitting start for a live-action adaptation of the Disney musical milestone.


In addition to its performance, the film has already received rave reviews in the USA. Many reviews have called it the best live-action adaptation in Disney’s history. As well as the timeless classics ‘Part of Your World’ and ‘Under the Sea’, some said of the original live-action songs, “Harry’s singing voice is both gentle and powerful”, and of Harry’s performance, “Harry’s performance as Ariel was brighter than the sun” and “With Harry gave Disney all the right reasons to remake this classic” and other rave reviews. As if to symbolise this, the film has a high score of 95% (*audience score) on the national film review website Rotten Tomatoes.


At last, the big film of 2023 has been released, and the whole world was intoxicated by Ariel’s adventures and singing voice over the weekend. Expectations are high for The Little Mermaid, which is about to be released in Japan.