‘Aladdin’ to Hit $1 Billion Friday as Disney Remakes Keep Ruling Box Office

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‘Aladdin’ to Hit $1 Billion Friday as Disney Remakes Keep Ruling Box Office
Two months after its release, Guy Ritchie’s remake of Disney’s “Aladdin” will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office Friday, taking advantage of a mix of nostalgia and weak competition to dominate the box office in June.

Released on Memorial Day weekend, “Aladdin” received mixed reviews with a 57% Rotten Tomatoes score, with some reviews echoing the sense of Disney remake fatigue that many critics would show two months later with “The Lion King.” But that didn’t stop Disney fans from showing up to the tune of a $117 million 4-day opening, the largest Memorial Day opening since “Fast & Furious 6” in 2013.

But it didn’t stop there. In the following weeks, fellow Disney release “Toy Story 4” proved to be the only serious competition for both family and general moviegoers as titles from other studios like “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Men In Black: International
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