Forbes points out that Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie has crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office today, as expected.
As expected/predicted, Walt Disney’s Aladdin has officially crossed the $200 million mark in North America and will top $500 million worldwide today. The $183 million-budgeted flick has earned $203.1 million in North America (higher than Cinderella, sans inflation) and $496.2 million worldwide, meaning it’ll pass that milestone today. It has already out-grossed Oz: The Great and Powerful ($493 million in 2013) and Cinderella ($543 million) will get topped this weekend as the Guy Ritchie-directed remake will try to end its third weekend over the $550 million mark.
I’m sure after Dumbo didn’t light the box office on fire that Disney is extremely happy to see that Aladdin is doing strong business across the board. Aladdin might keep making money into this weekend with another possible $22 million even with new releases such as Dark Phoenix and The Secret Life of Pets 2 opening as well.
There have been some previous strong projections for Toy Story 4 ($150 million) and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King ($200+ million), so Disney is expected to have a massive summer at the box office.
Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine’s kingdom.