The first weekend after the cinema release is usually the most important for a blockbuster. Films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which have just been postponed by Disney) or the Star Wars star saga (there are also significant shifts here) sometimes bring in more than half of the total generated in the first few days of their theatrical release. An exception is the horror genre and especially family films. Here are increases in week 2 or 3 not uncommon. However, Disney’s Ariel will probably not get the curve in this regard.
Remake of Arielle – a flop?
It already seems certain that the remake of Disney’s Ariel will be a real disappointment from a financial point of view. Critics and fans of the animated classic generally give the live-action adaptation good marks. In particular, the performance of leading actress Halle Bailey is praised. Nevertheless, the new Disney film fails to draw the masses to the cinema.
Straight in Germany The family-friendly starting environment and the summer temperatures have a negative effect on the number of visitors to Ariel, the Mermaid (buy now €6.99). Things are going better in the USA, but with a view to the international cinema market in particular, it cannot be denied that Disney’s new live-action adaptation is a flop.
Disney Live Action: Is Ariel A Success?
So far, Ariel the Little Mermaid in North America $232.4 million taken. There are also disappointing ones $185.8 million from overseas. For comparison: The 2019 remake of The Lion King hit the domestic cinema market $543.6 million and internationally on sensational 1.113 billion!
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Despite the negative record: Arielle just missed out on the sensation in the cinema charts
Although things are going really badly in Germany at the moment, Disney’s Arielle almost caused a sensation.
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Comparing both films, then stands Arielle the mermaid currently at just under $419 millionwhile The Lion King am Ende its cinema evaluation $1.657 billion landed. In the run-up to the release, analysts would have expected the new Disney film to break through the 1 billion mark. There are increasing signs that Arielle will not even make half of it. With a rumored budget of 500 million US dollars including advertising material the film is also likely to become a disappointment for Disney financially.