Los Angeles, .- The new version of “Aladdin” flew high in its premiere in theaters of the country to lead the box office this weekend with 112.7 million dollars, reported today the specialized media Variety.
This “remake” directed by Guy Ritchie (“Snatch”, 2000; “Sherlock Holmes”, 2009) dominated the collection in a long weekend in the United States because Monday was a holiday for Memorial Day (Memorial Day , in English).
Mena Massoud, in the skin of the famous thief and adventurer of Agrabah, is the protagonist of this film in which Will Smith plays the irreverent Genius and Naomi Scott takes care of Princess Jasmine.
In the second place was “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”, which was worth 31 million dollars.
Keanu Reeves, again in the skin of the relentless assassin John Wick, is the main actor in the third installment of this trilogy, much loved by the lovers of action movies and martial arts and who also includes Laurence Fishburne in his cast. Anjelica Houston and Halle Berry.
The podium was completed by “Avengers: Endgame”, which added 22.3 million dollars in the country to a huge booty in the whole world that is already at 2,683 million.
With this data, this Marvel Studios film is just over 100 million dollars to surpass “Avatar” (2009) as the highest grossing film of all time, a record that the James Cameron film still boasts with 2,788 millions.
Under the direction of the Russo brothers and with a stellar cast featuring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson and Chris Evans, “Avengers: Endgame” shows how the superheroes who are still alive after “Avengers: Infinity War “(2018) try to defeat the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin).
For its part, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” managed 17 million dollars.
With Ryan Reynolds lending his voice to the well-known yellow and electric mouse, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” focuses on Ryme City, an amazing city where humans and Pokémon coexist in harmony and where a Pikachu who works as a detective and a young man crosses his path. (Justive Smith) trying to find his father.
Finally, the horror film “Brightburn” obtained 9.5 million dollars in its debut on the big screen.
Elizabeth Banks and David Denman appear in this film by filmmaker David Yarovesky about an extraterrestrial child who arrives on Earth and who, unlike Superman, has more sinister than heroic intentions for our planet. (EFEUSA)