Forget the magic lamp and the three wishes, Aladdin doesn’t need them, all he needs is a live-action remake and he’s good to go!
Well, the 2019 Aladdin movie has just hit a huge box office milestone – it has soared past $1 billion at the worldwide box office! The film’s current total is $1,009,728,586.
Aladdin is one of four films to pass $1 billion, and all of them have been Disney properties (or linked to Disney). The film follows in the footsteps of Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home to be huge successes in 2019.
Captain Marvel took $1.1 billion at the beginning of the year, with Endgame currently up to $2.7 billion. Spider-Man: Far From Home – which is a co-production between Sony and Marvel Studios (which is owned by Disney) – crossed the $1 billion mark earlier this week and is the highest grossing Spider-Man movie of all time.
Oh, and while all this has been going on, Toy Story 4 has recently passed the $900 million mark, and continues to climb. It is most certainly a big year for Disney.
For those unfamiliar with the box office shattering Aladdin, this 2019 version is a remake of the 1992 animated classic. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith, and is one of a number of Disney live-action remakes to hit cinema screens in recent years, alongside the likes of Dumbo and The Lion King.
So, how does the 2019 Aladdin compare with the original 1992 version of Aladdin? Well, you can read my thoughts on the highs and lows of the movie in my review, but in terms of the box office clout, it’s currently made double what the original did.
The animated Aladdin movie, which featured Robin Williams as the Genie, has a box office total of $504,050,219, according to Box Office Mojo. So it is pretty clear that remaking the film has proved to be a very profitable financial decision.