It’s been a public holiday weekend in both the US and UK this past weekend, not a bad time to open one of your biggest movies of the year at the box office.
Despite lukewarm reviews (read ours here) Disney’s Aladdin has opened with an impressive $207m worldwide. Bare with us a little as reporting does factor in the public holidays.
Over the three-day weekend Aladdin made around $86.1m in North America. Factoring in Memorial Day Monday that figure rises to around $110m. Not bad off a $180m production budget.
Opening weekend audiences in the US scored the movie with an A CinemaScore which suggest strong word-of-mouth as the movie continues its box office run.
According to BoxOfficeMojo the movie debuted in every major market except for Japan, where it opens on June 7, and delivered an estimated $121 million for a global debut topping $207 million for the three-day weekend. The film’s top market this weekend was China where it opened with $18.7 million followed by Mexico ($9.2m), UK ($8.4m), Italy ($6.6m), Korea ($6.5m), Russia ($6.4m), Australia ($5.4m), Indonesia ($4.9m), Spain ($4.8m), Brazil ($4.6m), France ($3.8m), Germany ($3.6m) and Philippines ($3.4m).
Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think?
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud in the lead role, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film hits cinemas on May 24.