Walt Disneys’ ‘Aladdin’ Flies to $1 Billion Worldwide

Burbank, CA (STL.News) With $999 million through yesterday, Disney’s Aladdin will cross the $1 billion mark today.  It’s the fifth Disney-branded live-action release to do so alongside Beauty and the BeastAlice in Wonderland, and the second and fourth Pirates of the Caribbeanfilms.  Aladdin is also The Walt Disney Studios’ third film of the year to reach this milestone.

Earning an A CinemaScore and a 94 percent verified audience score on RottenTomatoes, Aladdin has seen robust week-to-week performance throughout its run.  It debuted over the four-day Memorial Day weekend with $117 million domestically and has remained in the top 7 over the course of its nine-week run, earning a total of $343 million to date.  Internationally, the film has brought in $656 million and continues to draw audiences throughout the world.  In Japan, the top international market, Aladdin is about to pass the $100 million mark following on from very strong holds since its opening on June 7.  It has also performed strongly in Korea, where it is the No. 4 Western film of all time with $81 million, China with $53 million, the UK with $45 million, and in the Middle East, where it is the highest grossing release of all time in the region.