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Live-Action Aladdin Remake Passes Major Box Office Milestone

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A month into its wide theatrical release and Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin has had a strong staying power with audiences as it crosses another major box office milestone this weekend.

The film has earned $12.2 million over its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing its total domestic box office to $287.5 million and counting. The Disney film has been an even bigger hit with audiences overseas, currently having earned $522.6 million with its worldwide box office total crossing the $800 million mark at $810.1 million earned to date.

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With a reported production budget of $183 million, not including marketing or distribution costs, the live-action remake of the classic 1992 animated film has already proved to be a financial success for Disney as it readies another live-action remake with next month's The Lion King.

Topping this weekend's box office was another Disney family-friendly film, Toy Story 4. The Pixar sequel performed slightly below high-end expectations, but still earned a strong $118 million over its opening weekend domestically, with an additional $120 million earned overseas.

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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.

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