“Aladdin” Opening Box-Office Beats Expectations

Aladdin Opening Box Office Beats Expectations

Walt Disney Pictures’ “Aladdin” opened on Friday and has managed to rack up the third highest opening weekend for the year, coming in ahead of expectations.

The film is set to earn an estimated $86 million for the three-day weekend and $105 million through the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. It also opened with $121 million internationally, giving it an estimated global opening of $207 million (not including Monday U.S. figures).

The numbers hit as audiences seem to be embracing the film more than critics. While critics reviews on Rotten Tomatoes sit at 57% (5.8/10), the film’s audience score at the site sits at 93% (9.18/10). It marks the first major release to be subjected to that site’s new ‘verified ticketholders’ public review system.

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” slipped to second place, and yet still pulled in $24.35 million for the three day weekend and is headed for an estimated $30.5 million for the four day weekend – numbers that will push the film’s $108 million total domestic gross thus far well past the $92 million total domestic gross of the second film. The movie has already made $175.3 million globally.

“Avengers: Endgame” fell to third place with a further $16.8 million for the three day weekend and an estimated $21.9 million through Memorial Day. The film will cross the $800 million mark at the domestic box office on Monday and will have a global total of $2.677 billion by the end of the weekend. Drop off on the film is reportedly happening a bit steeper than expected and its chance of beating the record of “Avatar” – once seemingly a sure thing – now seems less certain.

Source: Box-Office Mojo