Monday, May 29, 2023

USA box office on Memorial Day weekend (2017-2023)

USA box office on Memorial Day weekend 2023 is down 11% compared to last year when "Top Gun: Maverick" was the top-grossing movie.

The 2013 Memorial Day weekend box office is also down 14 % from the 2019 peak when "Aladdin" was the top-grossing movie.

Source:  Box Office Mojo

Variety, 5/28/2023
Thirty-five years after the animated story of Ariel, a flame-haired siren of the sea who falls for a prince, charmed audiences, a live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” dominated the Memorial Day weekend box office. The Disney release is on track to debut to a massive $118 million over the four-day holiday, with $96 million of that coming over the three-day frame. It ranks as the fifth highest Memorial Day opening in history.   
The film got a lift from many of the same moviegoers who first fell in love with Ariel when she flitted across the big screen in 1988, as well as from the generations of fans who weren’t alive when the original opened, but who were nevertheless weaned on the movie from its various appearances on DVD, television and, in more recent years, streaming.

Original 5/27/2023 post starts here

USA box office on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend 2023 is up a hair compared to last year when "Top Gun: Maverick" was the top-grossing movie.

Source:  Box Office Mojo

Variety, 5/27/2023
Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” is making quite the splash at the domestic box office this weekend, with an opening day total of $38 million. 
The fantasy, which is opening in 4,320 theaters, is expected to gross between $120 million and $130 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. 
The musical remake, starring Halle Bailey as the mermaid princess Ariel, took in $10.3 million in previews on Thursday, ranking as the seventh-highest haul for a movie rated G or PG. That puts the film on track to gross well over $100 million over the holiday weekend. With a $250 million production budget, “The Little Mermaid” must bait box office success in order to make a reasonable return.
First weekend in December.  (12/5)
Thranksgiving 2022 daily top 10 movie grosses (Wednesday-Sunday)  (11/28)
Pre-Thanksgiving box office weekend down 47% from 2017 peak.  (11/21)
Going down: October 2022 box office drops 44% compare
d to 2018. (11/3)

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