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|August 24, 2019|
Huge Box Office welcome for ‘The Lion King’
HOLLYWOOD – The live-action' remake of the 1994 ‘Lion King’ cartoon classic leans on the strength of the original story while pushing the animation to photo-realistic new extremes.
Simba and Mufasa reign supreme this week as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominates the box office charts. In yet another win for Disney, the movie landed the best domestic launch for a PG film and set a new record for the month of July. That figure also represents the second-best domestic debut of the year behind Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame”.
In a distant second place, Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. The web-slinging superhero adventure has generated $569 million at the international box office.
Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” landed in third. In five weeks, the animated movie has become the seventh Pixar film to surpass the $800 million mark.
At No. 4, Paramount’s alligator thriller “Crawl” followed by Universal’s musical rom-com “Yesterday.”
Story Date: July 27, 2019