US Box Office Analysis 24 - 26 May 2019: Aladin opens big in the US with an $86 million debut weekend
Robert Hyde |
29th May 2019 |
Hitting the US box office this week is the Disney live action remake of the 1992 animated movie Aladdin which makes its debut on top this week knocking John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum to number 2 after spending a single week at the top.
With Will Smith in a starring role as the Genie in this Disney live action remake it was never going to be a flop but early trailers got fans worried, they had nothing to worry about as the film gets a good critical response on release.
The film also stars Mena Massoud as the title character with the like of Naomi Scott also starring, the film is directed by Guy Ritchie.
On its debut weekend, which is also Memorial Day in the US, the film manages a fantastic $86.1 million, $112 million if you include the holiday Monday as well.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Having made its debut at the top last week the Keanu Reeves starring film falls to 2 this week with $24.3 million.
This pushes the films total US gross to $101 million.
The Marvel film falls to 3 this week after 5 weeks of release but is still pulling in the audience with a $16.8 million gross.
This brings the films total gross to $798.1 million and the film is the second highest grossing film ever in the US, it will not go any higher.
Pokeacute;mon: Detective Pikachu
The live action film based on the Nintendo franchise falls to 4 this week but after 3 weeks it takes $13.3 million and pushes its total to $116.1 million.
New from director David Yarovesky is this new take on the super hero idea this is produced by Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn.
The film starring Elizabeth Banks and David Denman takes $7.5 million on its debut.