Aladdin Crushes The Competition At Box Office: The 2019 American musical fantasy film, “Aladdin”, after its worldwide release is earning great bucks as most of the movie fans has chosen familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend.
The movie which is a live-action edition of Disney’s 1992 animated film under the same name has crushed the competition at the box office. The movie is based on the eponymous Middle-Eastern fairy tale from the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
The movie is doing great at the box office and is giving big completion to the new release movies at the box office, which also comprised two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically praised teen comedy “Booksmart” as well as the horror movie “Brightburn.”
“Aladdin” is doing much better than ever expected by earning an estimated of $86.1 million, which in other hands, has made the movie to take the top spot at the North American box office, as per to the studio estimates on Sunday. It seems to be like that the movie will possibly pass $100 million by Monday. While on the other hand, the others didn’t even break $10 million.
Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film which is directed by Guy Ritchie, he also co-wrote the screenplay with John August. The movie is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen in the lead roles.
Aladdin made its world premiere on May 8, 2019, at the Grand Rex in Paris, France. After which it was released on May 24, 2019, in 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, after switching the original date set for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Cathleen Taff, who is the Disney’s president of theatrical distribution said, “We’re delighted”. “Between the fun action-adventure and spectacular music combined with the cast, which is so charming and has such great chemistry together, we’ve hit something that fans are embracing and walking out of wanting to share with others.”
In the United States as well as Canada, Aladdin was released together with Booksmart and Brightburn and is estimated to gross around $80 million from 4,476 theatres over its four-day opening weekend.
With an international gross of $121 million, “Aladdin” already has earned more than $207 million internationally. It cost a reported $183 million in order to produce the film.
As per to the Comscore, the estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters are as follows:
Also, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures are going to be released on Tuesday.
1.”Aladdin,” $86.1 million ($121 million international).
2.”John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” $24.4 million ($24.8 million international).
3.”Avengers: Endgame,” $16.8 million ($15.3 million international).
4.”Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” $13.3 million ($24.3 million international).
5.” Brightburn,” $7.5 million ($4.5 million international).
6.” Booksmart,” $6.5 million.
7.”A Dog’s Journey,” $4.1 million ($6.5 million international).
8.”The Hustle,” $3.8 million ($4.6 million international).
9.”The Intruder,” $2.3 million.
10.”Long Shot,” $1.6 million ($788,000 international).
Projected ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (not including the U.S. and Canada), as per to the Comscore:
- “Aladdin,” $121 million.
- “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” $24.8 million.
- “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” $24.3 million.
- “Avengers: Endgame,” $15.3 million.
- “A Dog’s Journey,” $6.5 million.
- “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil,” $6.4 million.
- “Rocketman,” $6.4 million.
- “Mayday Life 3D,” $5.5 million.
- “The Hustle,” $4.6 million.
- “Brightburn,” $4.5 million.