This year seems to be lucky for Disney as most of its 2019 release went blockbuster hit on box office.
Disney’s Aladdin is currently dazzling audiences at the box office, and House of Mouse is also looking forward to crossing a big milestone in the process.
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A new report from Deadline claims, Aladdin has crossed $200 million marks on domestic box office scale, making it the third big Disney film this year – behind Avengers: Endgame ($818 million) and Captain Marvel ($426 million) – to do so.
This means that, at the time of this writing, Disney holds the top three highest-grossing spots for this year’s box office.
Box office trade experts from Deadline told that Aladdin will cross the $500 million mark at the global box office today.
That puts the film ahead of Jordan Peele’s horror movie Us and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which is currently holding onto the fourth and fifth spots at the domestic box office.
Given the number of high-profile films that Disney has on its slate this year, this milestone at the domestic box office probably isn’t too much of a surprise.
With titles like Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker still set to debut, it’s safe to assume that Disney’s 2019 box office reign could continue.
The landmark success of some of this year’s films has still taken certain creative teams by surprise.
“We were def surprised,” Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo explained in April. “You could never predict something like this.”
“We saw numbers coming in Tuesday from the international market,” Joe Russo added. “We had good momentum — it’s sort of shock and awe. It’s a testament to serialized storytelling and this movie is benefited from that.”
But even with certain Marvel films grossing higher than others at the box office, those involved with Marvel have hinted that it doesn’t profoundly impact the immediate slate of films.
“The truth is we haven’t done that honestly,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said earlier this year. “I mean we’ve had plans, we always hope films will do well enough that we can make more films.
[Black] Panther did and then some as you point out. But none of the stories as we’ve wanted to tell them, have altered yet based on somebody’s box office success.” That being said, of course, Wakanda and Panther and his amazing, amazing, group of characters will be seen in many different ways in the future.
Record Set By Disney Movies
Disney’s been holding onto the top two spots at the 2019 domestic box office since late April, thanks to the one-two punch of Avengers: Endgame ($818 million) and Captain Marvel ($426 million), respectively.
The studio has since released its live-action Aladdin remake, which opened better than expected over the Memorial Day frame last month, buoyed by its unexpectedly positive reviews.
And now, thanks to the film, the Mouse House has also claimed the number three spot at the U.S. box office.
Avengers: Endgame and Disney’s Aladdin are both in theaters now.