Well, to be honest, the approach towards which Disney is heading is very clever. But, I think they’re making this because they know the place these characters hold in our hearts. So far, Disney has released three movies this year in the name of Captain Marvel, Dumbo, and Avengers: Endgame. Out of which, only Dumbo has been a disappointing one for the makers as Tim Burton’s directorial couldn’t even cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office. Well, it wasn’t a flop but indeed was a disappointment in terms of the expectations they had with this one. And, again they’re bringing a live-adaptation in the name of Aladdin and if we go by the recent predictions, then, the film is tracking a sum of $80 million in its opening weekend.
When the first trailer of Aladdin was released, it had a special focus on Will Smith’s Genie and interestingly, most people didn’t like it and wanted to see more of other characters. Maybe, they wanted to hide them and unfold them during the theatrical run of the film. But, now with time, people seem to be very much interested in this film, as people of all age groups want to relive the incredible story of Aladdin again.
Talking about the report from Variety, Aladdin is going for an $80 million opening weekend over the Memorial Day weekend. So, this would be an absolutely cracking debut and could go on to replicate the success of Jungle Book back in 2016 ($103 million). Variety isn’t the only one as Deadline has also reported the same thing. According to Deadline, the film is going to see an opening weekend between $70 -$90 million on the holiday weekend.
So, with most of the analysts of the industry pointing towards a strong showing of Aladdin at the box-office, we should better start getting excited about the film’s release. Well, Disney is going to have a lot of work in banks this year as The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Frozen II, and last but the massive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are also on their way.
Meanwhile, Avengers: Endgame is running in theaters. And, Aladdin is going to release on May 24th.