Box Office Update: Walt Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Clears $920 Million

In other exciting news, Walt Disney’s Aladdin earned another $7.6 million (-24%) in its fifth weekend to bring its domestic cume to $321 million. It’ll pass Suicide Squad ($325 million in 2016) this week to become Will Smith’s biggest (sans inflation) domestic earner of all time.
And it has grossed $921 million worldwide, far surpassing (again, sans inflation) the $817 million gross back in 1996 of Independence Day. Heck, it has earned $600 million overseas along, again debunking conventional wisdom about what kind of movies (starring which kind of people) can break out overseas.
Also, Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 earned $4.76 million (-35%) over the weekend for a new $140.743 million domestic and $262 million glonal cume. Yes, it’s a disappointment considering the last Secret Life of Pets earned $368 million domestic and $875 million three years ago. But its likely over/under $150 million domestic finish is right in the comfort zone for DreamWorks Animation movies that usually cost a lot more than $80 million. There’s no crime in an Illumination movie earning about on par, with similar budgets, with a Sony Animation flick.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Walt Disney Studios
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