Nothing stops the Disney team which, after “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame”, placed this weekend “Aladdin” at the top of the North American box office, before a new series of big productions more late 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 of Memorial Day (Monday holiday) in the United States, 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 recipes, “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 has 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 estimate of $ 21.9 million over the entire holiday weekend.
The latest 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.
In fourth position comes the little yellow hero Pikachu, whose film “Detective Pokémon Pikachu” reached 13.3 million dollars in revenue over three days, with a forecast at 17 for the whole holiday weekend, which would bring its total to 116.1 million since its release, two weeks ago.
Another release of the week, BrightBurn – The Child of Evil, a combination of horror and fantasy, is making $ 7.5 million in three days, putting it in fifth place, and should end the long weekend. end at 9.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
6 – “Booksmart”: first production of actress Olivia Wilde, acclaimed by the critics, which garners 6.5 million dollars (8 planned for the holiday weekend).
7 – “A Dog’s Journey”: $ 4.1 million (5.7 over four days) and 14.9 in two weeks.
8 – “The Hustle”: 3.8 million (4.8) and 29.8 in three weeks.
9 – “The Intruder”: 2.3 million (2.9) and 32.5 in four weeks.
10- “Long Shot”: 1.6 million (2) and 29.1 in four weeks.