At the Thursday night film industry, Aladdin pulled in an amazing $7 million. The solid preview gaining looks good for the Disney live-action title, which is tracking for a $80 million bow over the Memorial Day weekend.
Guy Ritchie-coordinated Aladdin, which stars Will Smith as the Genie and Mena Massoud as the titular hero, a charming street rat who takes on the appearance of a prince to win the affections of Princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. The film melodic, which is opening wide in 4,400 areas, has gotten a mixed reaction from critics, with a 60 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Additionally hitting theaters in previews was Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s R-rated comedy, which earned a perfect $875,000 Thursday. The Annapurna title is set to launch in 2,500 areas by means of United Artists Releasing.
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever star in the secondary school comedy as two Ivy League-bound overachievers determined to party on the night prior to their graduation. The pic debuted at SXSW to widespread commendation and right now sits at a staggering 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Screen Gems and The H Collective’s superhero horror Brightburn took in $950,000 in previews at 2,257 areas.
The movie, which sits at a 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, was coordinated by David Yarovesky from a script by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, and counts James Gunn a maker. A riff on the Superman origin story, Brightburn is led by Elizabeth Banks and focuses on a couple in Kansas who find an alien baby and raise him, only to see him turn evil.