The numbers are in — well, some of them — and Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake did better than predicted.

Starring Will Smith as the effervescent Genie, Aladdin performed at the upper end of industry projections: The film’s global box office take for the three-day opening was $212.4 million. If we factor in Monday (hello, holiday weekend!) Aladdin’s opening increases to $234.7 million, with the worldwide haul for IMAX standing at $15 million from just under 1,000 international screens.

For some context in the Disneyverse, in both Indonesia and India, that’s higher than the entire run of Maleficent; an in Taiwan, Korea, and India, that’s better than all of Cinderella’s run, too. And it blows March’s live-action remake of Dumbo clear out of the water; the Tim Burton-directed movie brought in a cool $116 million during its global opening weekend.

In other news, Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hit $1.9 billion internationally and $2.7 billion worldwide. Now, a *mere* $104 million stands between it and Avatar for the all-time box office record.

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Sierra McCleary-Harris

Sierra McCleary-Harris

Sierra McCleary-Harris is a senior editor at Adventure Publishing Group, editing and producing content for the Toy Insider, the Toy Book, and the Pop Insider. If she's not at her desk, you can find her somewhere doing a puzzle, losing it over the latest arts and crafts, or hanging out with her kitties Hazelnutz & Pepper Ann.