World Box Office Analysis 24th - 26th May 2019: Live action Aladdin soars to the top of the box office on its debut weekend
Robert Hyde |
29th May 2019 |
Disney continue their remaking, and updating, of classic animations with a live action version of the 1992 Aladdin which easily tops the global box office on its debut weekend.
Starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud and directed by the underated British director Guy Ritchie the Disney film tops the global box office with $207.1 million.
this is far better than expected and although not as good as the Disney remake of Beauty And The Beast sits up there with the best of the recent run of live action films.
After the film got criticised after the first trailer, especially Will Smith's Genie, there were fears it would bomb, but critics and audience have likes the film and the box office future looks promising.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
After a very successful opening last week the Keanu Reeves starring film falls to number 2 this week with $49.1 million over the weekend.
This pushes the films total global gross to $175.3 million and the biggest John Wick film.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
The live version of the Nintendo creatures falls to 3 this week with $37.6 million pushing its total gross to $352.9 million and by far the most successful Pokémon film so far.
The Marvel movie falls to 4 this weekend with $32.2 million which pushes the films total global gross to $2.7 Billion.
Its starting to look less like the film will beat the $2.78 Billion of Avatar but there is still hope and with a small push from Disney who knows.
New at 5 this week is this alternative take on the super hero story from director David Yarovesky and produced by Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn.
Starring Elizabeth Banks and David Denman curiosity has given the film a $12 million opening weekend.