Aladdin box office collection: Will Smith, Mena Massoud's Disney film earns Rs 5.06 cr on opening day
The live-action remake of Aladdin has been directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Mena Massoud in the titular role.
Guy Ritchie's live action remake of Aladdin hit cinemas on 24 May (Friday). The film stars Mena Massoud in the titular role, while Will Smith plays his magical sidekick Genie, Naomi Scott is Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari is the evil vizier Jafar. According to trade analysts, Aladdin is dominating the domestic box office and has surpassed new releases as well as holdover films. It has amassed Rs 5.06 crore in opening day earnings.
The film's universal content will attract children as well as adults to cinemas. Summer vacations for school going children is also a factor that contributed to the footfalls.
#Aladdin dominates... Emerges the first choice of moviegoers, eclipsing the biz of new films and holdover titles... Summer vacations + family-friendly content should ensure growth on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 4.25 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 5.06 cr. All versions.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 25, 2019
Aladdin was also the latest victim of piracy after it was leaked by Tamilrockers within hours of its release. The next few days at the box office will ascertain whether its collection will be affected by this breach or not.
According to Variety, Aladdin is expected to have a $100 million opening weekend in North America during the four day long Memorial Day weekend. The original 1992 animated film, which included Robin Williams and Linda Larkin in the voice cast had grossed over $500 million worldwide. It had also received Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for 'A Whole New World'.
The official collections of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan are yet to be shared by the makers but early estimates are out, which are not up to the mark.
The movie–theatre business is going through an unprecedented crisis. It needs all the support it can get from its devoted patrons if it is to survive.
Laal Singh Chaddha has not taken a promising start as it collected around Rs 11.50 crore on its first day. Honestly, the collections are quite considering an Aamir Khan film.