– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While projections earlier this week for Aladdin weren’t exactly off-the-charts, and part of me started to wonder if we were already starting to see audience interest in these movies start to wane. However, right in advance of its release, it looks like we’re already seeing a shift for better for Disney’s latest live-action adaptation. According to THR, the movie is on track to make between $80 million and $100 million this coming Memorial Day Weekend.

This figure is a bit better than the $75 million to $85 million that was projected to take in earlier this week. Its low-end figure may not be much higher, but that upper-end prediction is substantially higher. I’m not entirely sure why there is such a disparity between then and today, but I can personally say my own interest has increased with each passing piece of marketing we’ve seen, and I know my ass will be in-seat tomorrow.

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The movie thus far has received mixed reviews from critics and is currently sitting at 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. On the whole, it doesn’t appear to be the train wreck many were expecting it to be, but it’s not anything particularly groundbreaking either. Regardless, as a lover of the original, I’m sure I’ll get a kick out of it, as the set design and costumes look amazing.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.