Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin is in theaters now, and the film shows no signs of slowing down despite some stiff competition at the box office.
The film $500M mark worldwide today. This comes after just 15 days of release for the Will Smith-starrer and with strong word of mouth continuing to bring a shine to the lamp. The film is crossing the milestone with Thursday’s grosses included. Through Wednesday, the totals are $203.1M domestic, $293.1M at the international box office and $496.2M global.
Disney now has the top 3 movies of the year so far including 1. Avengers: Endgame $2.7B and 2. Captain Marvel $1.1B. Disney’s other live-action remake this year Dumbo is sitting at 9 with $349.9M.
The studio has reached $5.247B, of which $3.509B comes from the international market, and $1.638B from North America.
Still to come for Disney are Toy Story 4 on June 21, The Lion King on July 19, Frozen 2 on November 22, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil on October 18, and trilogy finale Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker on December 20, with these films still to come Disney is projected to make an astounding $10B by years end. Fox’s Dark Phoenix opens this week and its gross will contribute to that final Disney tally.
“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 is in theaters now.