Aladdin becomes the latest movie to gross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The studios belonging to Walt Disney Company have released six movies into theaters so far this year and, as of Friday morning, half of them have crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news on Friday, just one day after it was announced that Spider-Man: Far From Home had crossed $1 billion. Two of the others, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, are from Disney and Spider-Man: Far From Home – is a result of Sony’s partnership with Marvel Studios. So, as usual, Disney is having a remarkable year.
Despite mixed reviews, Aladdin got out to a strong start back in May, opening to more than $91 million at the domestic box office. It has hung around in theaters for a couple of months thanks to a few other lackluster releases, allowing it to gross north of $342.5 million here in North America.
With this, and The Lion King breaking records during its opening weekend, Disney has no reason to stop the remake trend now. They have plenty more in development, with Mulan coming out next year and The Little Mermaid currently rounding out its cast before production.