This past week, Disney’s remake of “Aladdin,” which stars Smith as the iconic Genie, passed the $817 million worldwide box office total that “Independence Day” earned in 1996. After six weekends in theaters, “Aladdin” now has a worldwide total of $874 million, standing only behind “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain Marvel” on the 2019 charts.
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In a video message on Instagram, Smith said he was “humbled and honored” by the news and that he was grateful to still be getting such big roles at age 50.
“Everybody around the world, thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said, expressing in numerous languages his appreciation for their support. And we do mean numerous.