THE LION KING - Featuring the voices of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. In theaters July 19, 2019. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘The Lion King’ Dominates The Box Office With Impressive $185 Million Weekend


The Lion King was the clear cut winner at this weekend’s box office, as it took in $185 million. Coming in second was Spider-Man: Far From Home with $21 million, followed by a third place finish from Toy Story 4 ($14.6 million).

A FUTURE KING IS BORN – In Disney’s all-new “The Lion King,” Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. Featuring JD McCrary and Donald Glover as young Simba and Simba, “The Lion King” roars into U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Lion King’s success also translated overseas, as it’s amassed over $346 million, and coupled with its stateside receipts the feature has made over $531 million. Don’t feel too sad for Spider-Man: Far From Home, as it has made over $889 million worldwide!! Here’s the top 10:

  1. The Lion King – Feature takes in $185 million.
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home – Latest Spidey flick rakes in $21 million and to date it’s made over $320 million domestically.
  3. Toy Story 4 – Pixar’s latest collects $14.6 million and worldwide the film has amassed $859 million.
  4. Crawl – Gator filled feature makes $6 million and it’s collected $23.8 million domestically since its release. Considering its budget is an estimated $13 million, the flick should make a profit for Paramount.
  5. YesterdayDanny Boyle’s Beatles centric tale makes $5.1 million.
  6. Stuber – Comedy checks in with $4 million.
  7. Aladdin – Live action remake is still hanging on with $3.8 million. Feature has made over $340 million domestically.
  8. Annabelle Comes Home – Horror feature collects $2.7 million
  9. Midsommar – Director Ari Aster’s latest masterpiece takes in $1.5 million.
  10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Animated feature rounds out the top 10 with $1.5 million.

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Greg Srisavasdi

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