Aladdin Scores At The US Box Office

Aladdin 2019

by James White |
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We hope Mr. Wick enjoyed his one week stay at the top of the box office charts in the States, as Disney came a-calling to retake its place. Aladdin, the latest animated-to-live-action adaptation from the Mouse House, earned $112.7 million across the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates.

Worldwide, the film has now hit more than $233 million, taking advantage of holiday time in other countries, including our own spring bank holiday. John Wick: Chapter 3, meanwhile only fell around 45%, taking in $31 million and handily crossing the $100 million mark for a $107.6 million domestic total. It has now achieved the highest gross to date of any of the three films, and it's no surprise that a fourth is already at the planning stages for a 2021 release.

Avengers: Endgame was pushed to third, adding $22.3 million, ahead of Detective Pikachu in fourth with $17.25 million.

You have to dig down to fifth place to find the week's second new arrival, as horror-inflected tale Brightburn launched with a disappointing $9.5 million (though with a low $6 million budget, it doesn't have to do a lot to start making a profit). Booksmart, which really deserves to be doing better, landed in sixth place, with Olivia Wilde's directorial debut taking home $8.6 million.

A Dog's Journey slipped to seventh, making $5.5 million, while The Hustle dropped to eighth on $4.7 million. The Intruder took $2.9 million in ninth, while Long Shot was down to 10th and $2.1 million.

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