Disney is having a great year. Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame and Toy Story 4 are shining at the box office. Disney is having a great year and I highly doubt they will have a bigger year than 2019. There are still some great movies to come out for Disney and Bob Iger might be ready to count the cash. Frozen 2 and Rise of Skywalker and still to come and there is no doubt both of these movies will be massive. I am not counting Spider-Man Far From Home as a Disney movie because Sony has the distribution right.
The live-action remake of Mulan trailer has hit the internet and it looks very promising. The massive budget of nearly 300 million might not be a huge thing if the movie overperforms at the Chinese box office. The original Mulan was made on 90 million dollars and went on to make 304 million dollars a the box office. The number will definitely go up for its remake because of the increased ticket price, growing popularity of Live action remake and “China”
Disney’s Live action remake of Mulan became a huge topic of conversation when its first trailer was released online. In the first 24 hours, the trailer was viewed 175.1 million times. The numbers sound pretty massive but let’s hear something staggering. Among those 175 million, 52 million came from China. Mulan was trending in China before the trailer was released online.
Marvel movies have always been loved by the Chinese audience. Avengers Endgame broke several records at the Chinese box office and Spider-Man is following Endgame footsteps. Disney’s Mulan will have the benefit of its massive Chinese cast. Disney is definitely looking to strike big at the Chinese box office.
I don’t know if Hollywood movies hugely relying on China is a good thing or not. Fast and Furious Franchise, Avengers Franchise, DCEU movies, and Jurassic franchise brought huge box office numbers at China. Movie Studios are pushing the marketing campaign in China.
The plot of the movie reads as “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 attacking China, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. 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.”
Mulan is directed by Niki Caro the director of The Zookeeper’s Wife and McFarland, USA. The movie stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, and others.