Disney’s Aladdin is becoming one of Disney’s more successful live-action remakes of an animated feature film. The movie is crossing the $900 million mark at the global box office.
On Friday Disney announced that the film had already pulled in $897.3 million globally and would be joining six other live-action movies in crossing $900 million. This puts it in the category with films like Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In total, there are 55 films that have reached this mark for The Walt Disney Company.
Disney’s Aladdin is currently the third biggest movie of the year. It follows Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, also by Marvel Studios. This makes it the number one film of the year that wasn’t released by Marvel Studios.
Disney’s Aladdin’s performance has been a pleasant surprise for Disney. It was projected to make $75 million to $85 million during its Memorial Day weekend opening. Instead, it garnered $117 million over during the weekend. It has now made $313 million since opening seven weeks ago.
The continued success of Aladdin validates Disney’s decision to remake yet another animated classic into a live-action film. It also marks the most successful movie for Will Smith (The Genie) at the Box Office passing other well-known movies like Independence Day, Men In Black, Hitch, and Suicide Squad.
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