The live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin” soared over the competition at theaters during the long holiday weekend, conjuring up nearly $117 million in North America, according to final figures released Tuesday.
“Aladdin,” with Will Smith taking on the role of the big blue genie, earned $116.8 million between Friday and Monday to lead the way during the Memorial Day weekend, according to box-office tracker comScore.
Keanu Reeves’ “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” earned a respectable $31 million to finish in a distant second over the long weekend, giving it a two-week total of $107.6 million. “Avengers: Endgame” also continued to be a box-office draw, earning $22.1 million over four days to give it a five-week North American total of $803.4 million.
“Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” also padded its numbers, collecting $17.2 million over the weekend, giving it a three-week total of $120.1 million.
The superhero horror mashup “Brightburn” debuted in fifth place with $9.6 million.
Rounding out the top 10 films of the holiday weekend were “Booksmart” ($8.7 million); “A Dog’s Journey” ($5.4 million); “The Hustle” ($4.6 million); “The Intruder” ($2.9 million); and “Long Shot” ($2 million).
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