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Live-Action “Little Mermaid” Continues to DOMINATE, Breaking Yet Another Record

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Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid (2023) adaptation broke a lot of records in its time. Even as it swims from theaters and onto streaming services, the remake continues to dominate!

The Live-Action Little Mermaid Film Was Breaking Records Even Before It Dove Into Theaters

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For one, Halle Bailey became the first African American live-action Disney Princess, breaking barriers as this generation’s Ariel.

For another example, the live-action version of The Little Mermaid is the Walt Disney Company’s longest live-action film to date.

But once the Little Mermaid remake swam into theaters, the film broke another record, arguably one of the most important ones when it comes to determining a film’s success: audience reaction.

But This Live-Action Remake Broke Some of the Best Records Once It Was Released

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At the time of the film’s theatrical release, fans flocked to Rotten Tomatoes, granting it an audience rating of 95%. This broke records as the Little Mermaid remake became the most well-received live-action Disney remake.

But even as the film leaves theaters and dives onto Disney Plus (stylistically Disney+), it continues to break records:

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Using the Walt Disney Company’s own viewing metrics, The Little Mermaid has earned over 16 million views in its first week on Disney Plus. That means this film has become the most-viewed Disney Plus premiere since Hocus Pocus 2 (2022).

Audiences May Not Like Live-Action Remakes, But They Like The Little Mermaid

While audiences and fans keep begging the Walt Disney Company to cool it with the live-action remakes, The Little Mermaid has become the most well-received live-action remake to date, with the biggest Disney movie premiere on Disney Plus to boot!

That’s not to say that the film doesn’t have its own flaws (after all, it’s still a live-action remake). Even still, the movie continues to capture audiences’ attention and break records even on streaming services.

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The Little Mermaid cast consists of Halle Bailey as the beautiful Princess Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as the dashing Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as the evil Sea Witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.