‘Aladdin’ Broke The Box Office This Weekend And Proves Will Smith Is Back On Top

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Guy Ritchie, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith and Marwan Kenzari attend the "Aladdin" European Gala at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

‘Aladdin’ Broke The Box Office This Weekend And Proves Will Smith Is Back On Top

Aladdin squashes competition with a whopping estimated $112.7 million earnings in North America, alone.

Published May 28th

Written by Moriba Cummings

According to Variety, Aladdin’s impressive performance marks the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever, topping 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which raked in $110.4 million. Aladdin even exceeded Disney's pre-opening domestic projections, which shot for a $75 million to $85 million range for the four-day weekend.

Over the past few years, Disney’s 2019's Dumbo and 2016's The Jungle Book debuted at $45.9 million and $103.2 million, respectively. However, despite its incredible success, Aladdin still failed to surpass Beauty and the Beast, which pulled in a whopping $174.7 million, in 2017.

Will Smith's electrifying performance as the Genie, stole the show, making him the true box office MVP. After a few tough years with films like After Earth and Suicide Squad, Aladdin marks Smith’s triumphant return to the top of Hollywood rankings.  With a new string of successes including his 2017 Netflix film, Bright; a record-setting Instagram feed and now Aladdin’s earth-shattering opening, Big Will is touching the sky, once again.

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