Disney Drops Speechless Music Video From the Aladdin Soundtrack

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Moviegoers have voted with their dollars and chosen the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend.

It's the sixth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever, topping the 2011 mark of US$103.4 million for The Hangover Part II.

How his early days of directing music videos came in handy while staging the movie's elaborate dance sequences and musical numbers. Keanu Reeves' action-thriller John Wick: Chapter 3 is still strong and will be competing with Aladdin at the box office.

Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as the Genie in the new film alongside Mena Massoud (Amazon's Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan's daughter. Currently, Endgame has approximately $2,682,472,736 worldwide; which is around $105 million less than Avatar's $2,787,965,087.

Aladdin beat the Bollywood movies released with it.

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In third was Disney blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, taking in an estimated $16.8 million for three days ($21.9 million for four). But it would have to earn another $133 million in order to take the #1 spot, and we're not sure that's in the cards with a movie that's been in theaters for four and a half weeks now.

Fourth place went to Warner Bros.' Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, at $13.3 million ($17 million). That brings its domestic total up to $803.2 million. His next closest was 2009's Sherlock Holmes ($62.3 million opening).

Sony's launch of horror-thriller Brightburn should pull in about US$9 million for the holiday weekend to finish fifth and United Artists-Annapurna's teen comedy Booksmart will open in sixth at around US$8 million.

"To make people feel at home while they were getting something new and special".

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