Aladdin is the first movie with an ethnically diverse cast to reach $1 billion!
It's been six months since actor Mena Massoud, who played the main character Aladdin, told the people that he believes box office film 'Aladdin' would hit a billion, and it didn't take long for his wishes to come true.
The Aladdin remake, directed by Guy Ritchie, hit the milestone on Thursday, and Massoud quickly took to Instagram on Friday to celebrate.
He captioned his post: "Lots of people laughed when I told them #Aladdin would hit a Billy 6 months ago. But those who mock you are often too busy laughing to see your light."
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Lots of people laughed when I told them #Aladdin would hit a Billy 6 months ago. But those who mock you are often too busy laughing to see your light. Just manifest what you want & work your ass off. Can’t control anything but your own mind, body & spirit. We’re officially the most ethnically diverse cast to ever lead a film to the billion dollar club. Pretty. Freakin. Cool. everyone who went on this magic carpet ride with us. #AladdinFansUnite #OurStoriesMatter @disneyaladdin
The Canadian actor ended the post, saying: "We’re officially the most ethnically diverse cast to ever lead a film to the billion-dollar club. Pretty. Freakin. Cool."
Massoud wasn't the only actor genuinely surprised about hitting the milestone. Earlier this month, his co-star Will Smith who played Genie in the film also thanked fans for making Aladdin the highest-grossing movie of his career.
He gushed: "To be in this game as long as I’ve been in this game, and to have my biggest movie at this point in my career, I just want to say thank you."
It's also good to note the fact that this is director Ritchie's biggest hit in all of his career after his 2002 movie 'Swept Away' turned out to be a flop.
We totally loved the Disney film, especially because of the nostalgic feels it gave us.