Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin is projected to perform well this Memorial Day Weekend.
According to Variety, Disney is hoping that the 27-year period between the original animated film and the remake will bring in new moviegoers and fans both new and old. The live-action retelling is promoting the elaborate and showstopping musical numbers, set to the familiar tunes that old fans will recognize from the original film. Many fans are also looking forward to seeing Will Smiths’ portrayal of the iconic Genie role, made timeless by Robin Williams’ enthusiastic performance. “There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations commented. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”
Aladdin is projected to gross between $75 and $80 million domestically over the weekend. These estimates would likely place the film in the middle range of Disney’s remakes. Both Disney’s Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes were standout successes, earning $103 and $175 million respectively in their opening debuts. Anticipation for Aladdin seems high, with audiences looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest live-action adaptation of a beloved Disney film.
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