The Lion King is the Pride of the Weekend Box Office

Disney’s latest live action remake of an animated classic The Lion King opened atop the weekend box office with an impressive $185 million domestically. Internationally the film added another $346 million for a worldwide haul of $531 million in its opening weekend. The opening is the highest for the live action remakes and surpasses Beauty and the Beats which had an opening of $174 million back in 2017. That film went on to gross $1.26 billion worldwide.

Dropping to the number two spot was Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home which took in another $21 million to bring its domestic cume to $319 million and $970 worldwide. Disney’s other recent flick, the latest sequel Toy Story 4, took in $14.6 million in third spot over the weekend. That film is also doing very well and has generated $859 million worldwide since opening last month.

Rounding out the top five was Paramount’s Crawl with another $6.0 million and Universal’s Yesterday with an estimated $5.1 million.

  1. The Lion King (Disney) $185.0 million
  2. Spider-Man: Far from Home (Sony) $21.0 million
  3. Toy Story 4 (Disney) $14.6 million
  4. Crawl (Paramount) $6.0 million
  5. Yesterday (Universal) $5.1 million

Next weekend sees the highly anticipated ninth film from director Quentin Tarantino hit theatres with the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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