It may be a whole new world for Aladdin, but it turned out to be another lucrative opening weekend for Disney.
The live-action feature grossed $112.7 million stateside over the Memorial Day weekend, beating out even high-end estimates that the film would bow to $100 million.
The Guy Ritchie-directed Aladdin stars Will Smith as the Genie and Mena Massoud as the titular hero, a charming street rat who masquerades as a prince to win the affections of Princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. The movie musical, produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich's Rideback, opened wide in 4,400 locations.
The rehashing of the studio's 1992 animated pic has received a mixed response from critics, with a 57 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but has fared far better with audiences, earning an A CinemaScore. Aladdin’s audience skewed male, with a 60/40 split, with 51 percent under age 25. [Read More]
Published @ May 27, 2019