Disney‘s Aladdin took over the box office this Memorial Day holiday weekend with an estimated $86.1 million for the Friday-to-Sunday portion from 4,476 theaters, an average of $19,236 per location. The studio is projecting a four-day opening of $105 million domestically. The live-action adaptation also opened with $121 million from 54 international markets (with $18.7 million from China), to put its global debut at $207.1 million through Sunday.
Made for $183 million, the Guy Ritchie-directed Aladdin received an A CinemaScore from audiences. Aladdin is estimated to make $15 million from IMAX theaters globally through Monday, making it IMAX’s second-biggest ever Memorial Day weekend. The movie stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Lionsgate) dropped to second place and 57% in ticket sales its second weekend with $24.4 million domestically for the three days. The studio is projecting a four-day weekend of $30.5 million, which would put it at $107.1 million. Overseas, the third installment brought in another $24.8 million and is up to a total of $74 million. The worldwide total is now $181.1 million, which already surpasses the $171.5 million total earned by John Wick: Chapter Two in 2017.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 3 stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame took third place with $16.8 million domestically for Friday through Sunday (and is estimated to make $21.9 million for the four days). Internationally, the movie added $15.3 million this weekend. The North American total is now up to $798.2 million through Sunday and the international total is at $1.879 billion (with $629.1 million coming from China), for a global sum of $2.678 billion. Made for $356 million and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame will become only the second film in history to cross the $800 million mark domestically tomorrow.
In fourth place, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s POKÉMON Detective Pikachu collected $13.3 million and has made $116.1 million after three weeks. The video game adaptation also grossed $24.3 million this weekend from 72 international markets, putting its overseas total at $236.8 million and global total at $352.9 million. Directed by Rob Letterman, the $150 million-budgeted film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
Superhero horror movie Brightburn (Screen Gems and The H Collective) opened in fifth place with an estimated $7.5 million from 2,607 theaters, an average of $2,890. Sony Pictures is projecting a $9 million four-day total. Brightburn also earned $4.5 million from 50 overseas markets and has grossed $7.8 million overseas. Made for just $6 million, the film was directed by David Yarovesky and stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner.
United Artists Releasing’s Booksmart debuted in the sixth spot with $6.5 million from 2,505 theaters, an average of $2,600. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the R-rated comedy stars Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis. It received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
And seventh place belonged to A Dog’s Journey (Universal Pictures), which added $4.1 million its second weekend and has grossed $14.9 million. The film has earned $31.6 million internationally and has a worldwide total of $47.8 million. Directed by Gail Mancuso, the A Dog’s Purpose sequel stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, and Henry Lau.