Now that Disney’s Dumbo is in theaters, and sadly underperforming. All eyes are on the studios next live-action remake of one of their animated library, Aladdin.
According to Box Office Pro (who has been pretty spot on with their tracking), Aladdin is on track for a $70-$95 million opening domestically for the three-day and between $85-$115 million for the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The film was recently presented at CinemaCon, with the studio giving those in attendance a sneak peek at the film, including showing off the whole “Friend Like Me” sequence. The footage looked polished and a lot of fun according to those in attendance. Tracking usually raises closer to the release of a film and there is still time to market and gain buzz on the film.
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 3, 2019
Wow the updated #Aladdin footage from CinemaCon is so much stronger than the earlier BTS stuff. Proves that post and VFX is everything on live-action adaptations. Had more personality than effects-heavy "Be Our Guest" number, which was flat, in hindsight.
— Matt Donnelly (@MattDonnelly) April 3, 2019
“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, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin.”
Aladdin stars Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Head of the guards Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Dalia, Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders, and Alan Tudyk (Ralph Breaks The Internet) as the voice of Iago.
Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
Source: Box Office Pro