The release of Mulan on Disney+ was considered big success to many industry executives, especially in how it increased subscriptions. The film was released internationally with China being the biggest market. The film grossed over $36M in the middle kingdom, which was way below industry projections. It seems the controversy around the film's cultural inaccuracies and American take on the film was a factor in the low turnout in China. Even though the film has not performed to expectations there it certainly has helped Disney gain more subscribers to its streaming service.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. 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.