That’s the second best Tuesday for a live-action reboot of a Disney animated classic following Beauty and the Beast ($17.8M, March 21, 2017). Beauty and the Beast also previously owned the second-best Tuesday for the Disney tentpole subgenre with $9.4M on March 28 that year. Also, to give you an idea of how strong the wattage is on Aladdin, its Tuesday was 66% higher than Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s post-Memorial Day Tuesday last year ($7.3M).
Through five days, the Guy Ritchie-directed movie counts $128.9M and will likely see on average a 60% decline in Weekend 2 to $36M-$40M (give or take). Reason being for that steep take is because Aladdin will be coming off that great Friday, which was puffed up by $7M previews, and a strong $30M Sunday due to the holiday which made the same amount of cash as Saturday.
Average industry estimates peg that the weekend will belong to Legendary/Warner Bros’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters with around $50M-$55M at 4,100 locations. The lizard beast and friends will have the strength of all 2D, 3D, Imax, Dolby Cinemas, PLF, Dine-Ins, Drive-Ins and 4DX formats.
Aladdin meanwhile floated above the Tuesdays of other Disney live-action toon reboots such as 2016’s Jungle Book ($8.9M on April 19) and Alice in Wonderland ($7.98M) on March 9, 2010. Aladdin‘s Tuesday is also ahead of Mary Poppins Returns ($11.4M on Christmas Day last year).
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