Aladdin to wrap up long weekend as fourth biggest Memorial Day release

European gala premiere of 'Aladdin' held at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square - Arrivals Featuring: Guy Ritchie, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari Where: London, United Kingdom
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Aladdin is set to become the fourth biggest Memorial Day opening in U.S. movie history, if Disney estimates ring true.

The film, starring Will Smith, is topping out around the $117 million mark after a huge four-day weekend (May 24-27, 2019), and that will make director Guy Ritchie’s musical remake one of the big four May weekend releases.

Aladdin is expected to bump Fast & Furious 6 to fifth place on the all-time list and sit behind fellow Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Smith is stunned by the box office numbers and took to social media late on Monday night to thank fans for their support.

Posting a photo of himself in character as the Genie on the set, he wrote: “Thank you to Everybody who came out this weekend. #Aladdin. We LOVE this Movie. We are humbled and honored that you are feeling the same.”

by WENN

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