'Aladdin' dominates Asia, LatAm to cast $207m spell over global box office

Screen | 5/26/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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A straight run of number one debuts across all of Asia and Latin America and in most of Europe drove Disney’s Aladdin to outperform Cinderella across the regions as it flew to an estimated $121m international debut and $207.1m worldwide excluding Monday.

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum became the highest global performer in the franchise at the weekend, and Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame will become only the second film ever to cross $800m in North America on Monday.

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Box office for Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin increased on Saturday and Sunday from the weekday launches, demonstrating strong family appeal for the Will Smith vehicle (he plays the genie) heading into the week. China led the way on $18.7m over three days to rule an otherwise soft session in the territory.

In the UK Aladdin dominated on $8.4m heading into the week-long school holiday, beating Rocketman into second place on $6.4m, after Paramount launched the Elton John biopic in 707 theatres on 1,284 screens for the studio’s widest release, as well as the widest for a 15-rated film. Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life Of Pets 2 arrived in third in the UK on $4.1m. In both cases, the UK was the first and only international market to open this weekend for Rocketman and The Secret Life Of Pets 2.

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Aladdin is tracking ahead of Jungle Book and Cinderella in Latin America, and tracks very close to Maleficent for the same bucket of markets at current rates. Mexico is the region’s top performer on $9.2m over three days, and delivered the second best May debut of all time with 65% market share. Brazil produced $4.6m.

In Europe, the fantasy adventure tracks ahead of Maleficent and Cinderella for the same suite of territories at current rates, led by the UK, then Italy on $6.6m, where it produced the second...
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