Disney has found the proverbial diamond in the rough, as the live-action Aladdin remake has made it past $1 billion dollars at the global box office, right after Spider-Man: Far From Home did the same yesterday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Guy Ritchie-helmed Aladdin crossed the milestone today after rounding out Thursday with a cool $343.1 million. Combined with an international haul of $656.2 million, the film has amassed $999.3 million during its theatrical run. This makes Aladdin the third Disney film of 2019 to accomplish such a feat, the other two being Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel. In addition, the film is also the first project for both Ritchie and star Will Smith to make $1 billion, without inflation adjustment.
It's also the fifth-live action Disney film to pull this off, right behind 2017's Beauty and the Beast, 2010's Alice in Wonderland, and the Pirates of the Caribbean films Dead Man's Chest and At World's End. So, even without the help of a genie, Disney has managed attain box office success with Aladdin.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan of Agrabah, Billy Magnussen as new character Prince Anders, and Frank Welker and Alan Tudyk as the voices of Abu and Iago, respectively. The film is now in theaters.