The live action reboot of the hit 1992 animated film “Aladdin” brought in an estimated $112.7 million at the North American box office over the four day weekend, according to estimates. The earning are more than the studio’s projected $75 million to $85 million, and makes Aladdin the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever.
Despite concerns back in February when the trailer for the film — featuring Will Smith as “Genie” — faced some backlash, Aladdin is garnering excellent reviews. “Aladdin” is directed by Guy Ritchie, and also stars Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud.
“John Wick: Chapter 3,” in its second weekend finished in second place with $31 million.