Disney’s having a pretty good week as both Aladdin and Avengers: Endgame landed in the top three at the box office. In first, Aladdin performed well despite a 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, pulling in just over $112 million domestically. Audiences have been much kinder to Disney’s latest live-action adaptation than critics to be fair though. The film currently sits at a 94% audience approval on RT.
In second this week, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum continued a strong box office performance. The threequel added another $31 million to its domestic total, which is now up to $107.6 million. Overall, the film has made over $180 million worldwide, prompting the studio to officially greenlight the fourth film in the franchise earlier this week.
Then, in third, Avengers: Endgame saw a larger than expected drop-off this week as it pulled in only $22 million stateside. $22 million’s nothing to laugh and Endgame’s domestic total is now over $800 million. However, the superhero epic still has another $100 million to earn worldwide if it’s going to surpass Avatar’s $2.78 billion.
Rounding out the top five this week are Detective Pikachu and newcomer Brightburn. Ryan Reynolds’ surprisingly cuddly lightning rat added another $17.2 million over the weekend. Its U.S. total is now up to just $120 million. Overall though, Detective Pikachu is crushing in international markets with a worldwide haul of $356.8 million. Then, in fifth, the James Gunn produced Brightburn earned just shy of $10 million. That may seem aggressively low next to some of the other numbers from this weekend but, with a reported budget of just $6 million, Brightburn is already a smash success from a dollars and cents perspective.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Aladdin – $112.7 million, $112.7 million
2. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $31 million, $107.6 million
3. Avengers: Endgame – $22.3 million, $803.6 million
4. Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $17.2 million, $120 million
5. Brightburn – $9.5 million, $9.5 million
6. Booksmart – $8.6 million, $8.6 million
7. A Dog’s Journey – $5.5 million, $16.3 million
8. The Hustle – $4.7 million, $30.8 million
9. The Intruder – $2.9 million, $32.5 million
10. Long Shot – $2.1 million, $29.2 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Check out last week’s box office totals here.