Disney’s live action Aladdin debuts to top spot in weekend box office, taking $7.59m

Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin debuted to the top spot of the weekend’s box office, earning $7.59m across 578 screens.

The film is the latest in Disney’s series of live action remakes, following the release of Tim Burton’s Dumbo in April and leading into the new Lion King film which will be released in July. The new version of Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as the titular character, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith in the role of Genie.

Last week’s weekend box office winner, John Wick: Chapter Three, experienced a 32% drop from last weekend’s earnings, taking second place at the box office. The action thriller took in $2.8m over the weekend from 258 screens, making its running total in Australia $8.3m.

Moving down to third place was Detective Pikachu. After three weekends at the box office the film has earned $11.7m, taking in $1.7m over the weekend from 288 screens.

Holding onto a place in the top five was Avengers: Endgame. The film took in $1.5m over the weekend from 350 screens, a 50% drop from the weekend prior. The Marvel film sits just shy of second place in Australia’s highest grossing films of all time. Avengers’ current running total sits at $80.8m, with second place holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens holding $94m.

Also debuting over the weekend was Brightburn, taking out fifth spot with $754,907. The film describes itself as a ‘super hero horror film’ and follows the story of a boy who falls to Earth from space. Instead of using his powers for good, he uses them to terrorise the town he lives in. The horror flick debuted across 247 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $7,592,423 578 $7,987,952
John Wick: Chapter Three (Studiocanal) $2,837,082 258 $8,518,523
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Wb) $1,714,631 288 $11,701,190
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $1,527,181 350 $80,828,216
Brightburn (Sony) $754,907 247 $794,855
The Hustle (Universal) $723,759 262 $5,699,405
Top End Wedding (Universal) $325,070 255 $4,405,413
Poms (Roadshow) $201,850 250 $1,958,954
2040 (Madman) $197,440 89 $321,178
Long Shot (Studiocanal) $82,398 94 $2,017,676
The Heiresses (Palace) $77,713 20 $160,765
Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh (Forum Films) $77,586 30 $77,586
All Is True (Sony) $58,125 34 $345,483
De De Pyaar De (Mindblowing Films) $56,609 37 $300,431
Warren Miller's Face Of Winter (Ice Edge) $53,132 4 $115,545
Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun (Universal) $37,342 67 $909,508
The Chaperone (Studiocanal) $33,656 56 $1,357,805
The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story (Heritage) $31,479 46 $166,983
Gloria Bell (Roadshow) $22,768 51 $652,801
The Aftermath (Fox) $18,823 40 $2,095,079

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