‘Aladdin’ On Course for Bigger Memorial Day Opening Than ‘Solo’

Disney’s remake of “Aladdin” is off to a magical start at the box office, earning $31.5 million from 4,476 screens at the box office on Friday.While trackers expected a 4-day Memorial Day weekend opening of $75-85 million, “Aladdin” is now on pace to blow that out of the water with estimates now reaching $109-111 million, higher than the $103 million 4-day start earned last year for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”Granted, at this point in the weekend, there’s a lot of room for “Aladdin” to either push estimates even higher or to see a big day-to-day drop.

The latter was the case for “Solo,” which saw its opening estimates plummet as the weekend went on until it needed the Monday holiday to get an opening above $100 million.

So swings in fortune on this busy weekend with plenty of other leisure options besides movie theaters aren’t out of the question.

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