‘Aladdin’ Rides To Princely $212M+ Global Bow; ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off In UK – International Box Office

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‘Aladdin’ Rides To Princely $212M+ Global Bow; ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off In UK – International Box Office
Disney’s live-action take on the classic 1992 animated Aladdin flew slightly higher at the international box office compared to Sunday’s estimates, with a $122M start. That lands the Will Smith-starrer right at the top end of industry predictions with a better-than-expected debut in some Asian markets where word of mouth made for increased weekend play. With domestic also on a loftier magic carpet ride, the global three-day opening was $212.4M, better than the $207M Sunday estimate. If we include the domestic Monday holiday, then the worldwide bow is $234.7M.

In North America, the film has performed above expectations, with strong audience response. Overseas, there was significant Saturday-Sunday uptick from the early midweek bows which indicates family support for the Guy Ritchie-directed musical and as offshore audiences also like it better than critics. Holds on Sunday in markets like China and Korea
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