That’s well above the $5.7 million that “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” earned two weeks ago on its way to a $54 million three-day opening. Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” took in $5.5 million in previews on the same night in 2017 on its way to a $78 million opening over the Memorial Day weekend.
Sony’s horror-thriller “Brightburn” pulled in $950,000 for Thursday night previews starting at 7 p.m. in 2,257 locations. United Artists-Annapurna’s comedy “Booksmart” took $875,000 in previews.
“Aladdin” has been pegged to gross between $75 million to $85 million at about 4,400 sites over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. That would be above the $45 million opening for Disney’s live-action “Dumbo” during March 29-31, the studio’s most recent remake of its animated classic films.
Guy Ritchie directed the reboot, starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin,