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Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ stays ‘one jump ahead’ at the UK and Irish box office

Disney’s Aladdin continues to fly high on its magic carpet ride and holds on to the top spot at the UK and Ireland Box Office for a second consecutive weekend in a row despite fierce competition.

The live action adventure was the clear number one film for UK cinemagoers this weekend with a substantial lead over new opener Godzilla: King of the Monsters plus a continued lead over Rocketman and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

According to Disney, Audiences have been enjoying the thrilling and vibrant adaption of one of their most beloved classics with the film taking a current total £19.77m at the UK and Ireland box office, with an estimated $446m having been taken to date globally.

Disney’s Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.

The film stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.

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