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Disney's Live Action Remakes Ranked Based on Their International Box Office Earnings (& 4 Movies Grossed More Than $1 Billion!)

Disney’s live action movies are huge money makers!

From the ’90s to today, Disney has released 17 live action movies, and there are so many more on the way.

The latest is The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey. According to Deadline, the movie brought in $117.5 million domestically and $163.8 million globally in its opening weekend.

The movie’s box office was at the center of some controversy ahead of its premiere. Why? Aladdin star Mena Massoud made some comments comparing the unreleased movie to the one he starred in.

In particular, he implied that The Little Mermaid wouldn’t make more than $1 billion at the global box office like Aladdin did.

That got us wondering if Aladdin was the top-earning live action movie at Disney. We did some digging and compared how much money each movie brought in internationally. You might be surprised to learn that four of the movies have grossed over one billion dollars. But does Aladdin come out on top?

Scroll through a ranking of Disney’s live action movies based on how much money they made…

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Halle Bailey's 'The Little Mermaid' Hair Carried a $150,000 Price Tag & Took Hours - Here's Why

Halle Bailey looks amazing in The Little Mermaid, but her hair carried a hefty price tag.

The 23-year-old actress and singer dyed her hair red to replicate Ariel’s signature look. However, she wanted to maintain her locs for the role.

The hairstylist behind engineering the look opened up about the process and why it cost approximately $150,000 and took upwards of 14 hours to complete.

Read more about Halle Bailey’s hair in The Little Mermaid…More Here! »

The Richest Disney Channel Stars, Ranked From Lowest to Highest (& the There's a Difference of $65 Million Between First & Second Place!)

For years, the Disney Channel has been a breeding ground for young talent, churning out stars that have gone on to make their mark in the entertainment industry. From the likes of Shia LaBeouf and Demi Lovato to Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, the network has provided a platform for some of the biggest names in music and acting.

Many of these child stars have accumulated impressive net worths over the years, thanks to the opportunities and exposure that the Disney Channel provided. From iconic series like Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana to original movies, the network has produced some of the most recognizable faces in the industry.

Curious to see just how much these stars have earned? We took a stroll down memory lane and rounded up some of the most prominent names from the late ’90s and early ’00s. Based on their estimated net worths, we ranked them from lowest to highest.

Prepare to be surprised as we reveal the staggering difference in net worth between the lowest and highest earners. Find out who takes the top spot and who came in second place, lagging behind by a whopping $65 million!

Scroll through the slideshow to see which Disney Channel star comes out on top in terms of net worth…

Jonah Hauer-King Competed Against 6 Stars to Land Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid,' Including a Chart-Topping Singer & an Actor Who Called Out the Casting Decision

Jonah Hauer-King is the latest actor to become a Disney Prince, but he faced stiff competition for the part!

The 27-year-old shares the screen with Halle Bailey in a live action retelling of Disney’s classic fairytale The Little Mermaid.

Before Jonah was cast in 2019, six other actors were confirmed to have auditioned for the part. One of them was even a superstar musician who we later learned turned the offer down. Another had some heated thoughts about the casting decision.

With the release date of The Little Mermaid here, we looked back on who else might have had the chance to suit up and play Prince Eric.

Scroll through the slideshow to see every star who was in the running to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid…

'The Little Mermaid' Director Explains The Real Reasons Why Scuttle Was Changed From Seagull to Gannet

Earlier this week, fans started to notice once again that Scuttle wasn’t a seagull in the upcoming live action version of The Little Mermaid.

While it’s been touched on in previous interviews, there hasn’t been a full explaination for the change until now.

Director Rob Marshall opened up in a new interview with IndieWire about turning Scuttle into a Northern Gannet, which is able to dive underwater and stay there for some time.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

What Kind of Bird Is Scuttle in 'The Little Mermaid' Live Action? Fans React To Change From Seagull to Gannet

The Little Mermaid is opening in theaters in just a couple of more days and many fans are looking forward to it.

While reviews of the movie are raving about Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy as Ariel and Ursula, it’s Awkwafina‘s Scuttle that’s going viral on social media right now.

Fans are starting to realize that in the live action movie, Scuttle isn’t a seagull, but a Northern Gannet.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »