Aladdin has grossed $824 million all over the world and tops the weekend’s box office
When you’re an established actor with more than 30 years of acting background, breaking your own grossing record with a remake of a cartoon is more than flabbergasting. But that’s exactly what has just happened.
Will Smith, who plays Genie in the recent remake of Disney’s 1992 legendary Aladdin, couldn’t believe his own ears when he heard Aladdin became the highest-grossing film he’s ever starred in till this day.
It even broke Smith’s record of 20 years ago with the film Independence Day. Aladdin has collected as much as $824 million at the global box office so far, and doesn’t seem to stop.
In only three days, the Disney movie got $86 million in the US, along with $121 million wordlwide. The expectations of the film crew weren’t that high as they only hoped for about $90 million during Aladdin’s opening weekend plus Monday – this amount was almost grossed by Sunday already.
The charismatic “Genie” couldn’t hold his excitement and posted a thank-you video with “thanks” uttered in all the languages he could remember. “To be in this game as long as I’ve been in this game, and to have my biggest movie at this point in my career, I just want to say thank you,” Smith says. Check out the video below.
Aladdin isn’t receiving success only, but quite a lot of mixed reactions and ratings. With 58 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Disney remake couldn’ve enjoyed way more positive reviews. But then again, does it matter matter if a high-grossing film has just broken your two-decade cinema record?
Have you watched the new Aladdin yet? Do you think Genie, played by Will Smith, lives up to our expectations after Robin Williams-voiced Genie, which won our hearts back in 1992? Watch the official trailer below and let us know!