Nothing stops the Disney team that, after “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame”, placed this weekend, “Aladdin” at the top of the North American box office, before a new series of large productions later this year.
Adapted from the cartoon that marked the return of Mickey’s house in 1992, “Aladdin” recorded $ 86.1 million in revenue from Friday to Sunday, according to preliminary results of the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations. The latter estimates that the film should make $ 105 million over the entire weekend Memorial Day (Monday holiday), dedicated to the fallen soldiers.
Disney has been successful in attracting audiences despite mixed reviews and a duet of unsung actors to hold the bill, even though Will Smith broke the lamp engineering recall. Including international revenue, “Aladdin” is already $ 207 million worth of tickets sold, which should position it, in the end, quite well among the many adaptations of his great animated films that has launched Disney since 2015.
“Aladdin” dethroned fairly easily “John Wick Parabellum”, at the top of the North American box office last weekend and who realized, from Friday to Sunday, $ 24.3 million in revenue. Exhibitor Relations expects a total of $ 30.5 million for the four-day long weekend, which would bring its ticket sales to $ 107.1 million since its release ten days ago.
On the third step of the podium comes another Disney, “Avengers: Endgame”, which earned $ 16.8 million over three days with an estimated $ 21.9 million over the entire holiday weekend. The last installment of the Avengers saga is slowly moving towards the world record for revenue in the history of cinema, with $ 2,677 billion, still respectable distance of “Avatar” and its 2,787 billion.