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The Little Mermaid remake dubbed most-viewed Disney+ movie

Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake has managed to become the most-viewed Disney+ film since last year’s Hocus Pocus 2. In a measly five days, the movie accrued an impressive 16 million views.

Disney shared the news (via IGN) while also noting the success the remake saw in theaters. At the end of its box office run, it made $569.5 million, which, considering its budget was anywhere from $250–$265 million, means that, commercially, it was a hit.

Spearheaded by Mary Poppins Returns allrounder, Rob Marshall, The Little Mermaid was controversial since it deviated from the norm. Controversially, the film cast Halle Bailey as the namesake character, sparking outrage from viewers who despised the change from the look we’ve all come to know from the classic films to something vastly different.

When it comes to critics, it was middling, but not the worst, clocking in at 67% on Rotten Tomatoes while the audience loved the remake, collectively giving it a 97%. We do want to note that Disney’s kept tight-lipped about Hocus Pocus 2’s views, but its controversial remake wasn’t the only big thing to happen on the service.

Star Wars spin-off series, Ahsoka, spearheaded by Dave Filoni, also hit a milestone, with its debut episode hitting 14 million views back during the tail-end of August, during its first week on the service.

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