Weekend Box Office: May 24 - May 26, 2019
As we predicted in last week's report, Disney's new Live-Action remake of 'Aladdin', complete with a Blue Will Smith Genie lol, was the #1 movie at the Box Office this past Weekend! With a solid $91M opening Weekend & since it was Memorial Day Weekend in the USA it brought in an impressive $116M 4-Day total as well, overtaking last week's champ 'John Wick: Chapter 3'.
'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' was in 2nd place with $24.5M, bringing its 2 weekend total to over $101M domestic now! In 3rd place this past weekend was the box office juggernaut 'Avengers: Endgame' with another $17.2M to add to it's world-wide total of $2.68B! Now crossing over $800M domestically as well! In 4th with $13.4M was 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' & rounding out the top spots in 5th place was a brand new film opening, 'Brightburn' with $7.8M. This movie looks really cool! It's flipping the script on the Superman origin story. What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? If you get the opportunity, give this movie a chance! Insanely cool concept!
There a few movies opening in wide release this coming Weekend. First, the latest Godzilla project, 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven on 'Stranger Things'. Also opening this weekend is 'Rocketman' starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. A new musician bio-pic, trying to capitalize on the insane success of last year's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', it looks really good & Taron Egerton is extremely talented. We have no doubt both of these movies will crack the top 5, but with a $91M opening weekend, 'Aladdin' has a lot more magic left in that Genie Lamp to repeat as the box office champ. So our official prediction is that Disney's new Live-Action 'Aladdin' will repeat as the #1 movie at the Box Office this coming weekend!
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