The movie musical flew into theatres over Memorial Day Weekend.
Aladdin didn’t need a genie to grant it box office gold in its debut stretch. Upon opening May 24, Disney’s live-action remake of its animated hit grossed $112.7 million across 4,400 domestic theatres over Memorial Day Weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This puts the Guy Ritchie-directed movie ahead of the studio’s 2016 The Jungle Book (which started with a $103.2 million gross) and another familiar title from earlier this year: Dumbo (pulling in $45.9 million in its premiere). 2017’s Beauty and the Beast tops them, though, with $174.7 million. Aladdin was the only one to premiere over a holiday weekend.
The movie stars Mena Massoud in the title role, Will Smith as the Genie, and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and includes the Alan Menken-Tim Rice-Howard Ashman songs from the original—plus new material and additional lyrics from Dear Evan Hansenand La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.