Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Eyeing $85M-Plus Domestic Opening Weekend

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According to early tracking, Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is on course to earn $85 million-plus in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.

Disney’s line-up of live-action retellings of their animated hits continues with Mulan, which is scheduled to debut in theaters in late March. Now, early tracking indicates the Mulan remake is on track for a $85 million or more debut in its first weekend domestically.

If the projections prove to be correct, Disney’s Mulan would dethrone Bad Boys for Life and earn the biggest opening weekend haul of 2020 to date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the strength of the tracking has some box office observers believing Mulan has a chance at meeting or besting the $91.5 million domestic debut of Disney’s Aladdin remake from 2019.

With three weeks left until Mulan hits theaters, the film holds strong awareness among general audiences and families. While the Chinese box office has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, various surveys conducted by Hollywood tracking services indicate there is currently no slowdown in U.S. moviegoing due to the disease.

Here is the official synopsis for Disney’s Mulan:

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

Directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek, Disney’s Mulan stars Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.

Disney’s Mulan will be released in theaters on March 27, 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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