Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend.
Aladdin crushed the competition at the box office, grossing an estimated $86.1 million to take the top spot at the North American box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
It’ll likely pass $100 million by Monday. The others didn’t even break $10 million.
“We’re delighted. Between the fun action-adventure and spectacular music combined with the cast, which is so charming and has such great chemistry together, we’ve hit something that fans are embracing and walking out of wanting to share with others.”
– Cathleen Taff, Disney’s president of theatrical distribution
With an international gross of $121 million, Aladdin has already earned over $207 million globally. It cost a reported $183 million to produce.