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ALADDIN HIT THE MARK AT THE US BOX OFFICE.

Did John Wick enjoy his one week stay at the top of the box office charts in the States, before Disney came calling to take its place? I think not. Aladdin, the latest animated-to-live-action adaptation from the Mouse House, earned $112.7 million across the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates.

Around the world, the film has now hit more than $233 million, taking advantage of holiday time in other countries, including our own spring bank holiday. Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 3, only fell around 45%, bringing in $31 million and crossing the $100 million mark for a $107.6 million domestic total. It has now achieved the highest gross to date of any of the three films, and it’s no surprise that the fourth chapter is already at the planning stages for a 2021 release.

Avengers: Endgame moved to third place, adding $22.3 million, ahead of Detective Pikachu in fourth with $17.25 million.

At fifth place is where you will find the week’s second new arrival, as horror-inflected tale Brightburn launched with a disappointing $9.5 million (though with a low $6 million budget, it doesn’t have to do a lot to start making a profit). Booksmart, which really deserves to be doing better, landed in sixth place, with Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut taking home $8.6 million.

A Dog’s Journey slipped to seventh, making $5.5 million, while The Hustle dropped to eighth on $4.7 million. The Intruder took $2.9 million in ninth, while Long Shot was down to 10th and $2.1 million.

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