Box Office Collection Aladdin, Earns $31 Million Globally
Will Smith and Mena Massoud’s Aladdin has earned $31m globally
Aladdin is the live-action film based on the 1992 animated classic that starred Robin Williams. The remake starred Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith in lead characters. Using the score from Alan Menken, the live action film has done well at the global box office. According to Forbes, Aladdin earned a “$31 million Friday gross, including $7 million in Thursday previews,” which Forbes says “is a good start for the much-discussed live-action musical/romance”.
The animated film released in 1992 and was a retelling of one of the stories in One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. The story was set in the fictitious city of Agrabah where Aladdin is a poor street thief who falls in love with Princess Jasmine. The evil vizier, Jafar, entraps Aladdin into a ‘cave of wonders’ but Aladdin befriends the genie before Jafar can execute his evil plan. Robin Williams’ iconic role became the stuff of legends later and most people said it would not be able to live up to the hype. The promotions of the film were also kept to a bare minimum so as to not oversell the film than what it actually was: a fairly enjoyable remake.
Forbes went on to state how ‘despite years of proclamations of doom, and yeah this could have gone in a different direction, Walt Disney’s Aladdin may be flirting with a $100 million Fri-Mom Memorial Day weekend’. The budget of the film was a whopping $183 million. If the surge continues, it can easily surpass the budget and then some. In India, says the trade website Box Office India, “Aladdin did well on day two as collections jumped up over 50% and the film collected 6.25 crore nett taking its total to 10.25 crore nett plus.” It has so far outranked PM Narendra Modi and Arjun Kapoor’s India’s Most Wanted.