Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Disney’s The Lion King makes $1b under three weeks

Less than three weeks after it roared into theaters, Disney’s The Lion King has passed $1 billion at the global box office.

Directer Jon Favreau‘s remake of the 1994 classic animated film has made $361 million at the domestic box office and $639 million overseas, where it was released early in certain countries, according to Deadline.

The outlet notes that The Lion King joins Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel as the fourth Disney movie to cross the global billion-dollar mark this year.


The Lion King‘s huge haul also means it’s surpassed the box office earnings of the original 1994 film, which made $968 million internationally, according to Box Office Mojo.

The new milestones come after the film — which features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyoncé, Alfre Woodard and Billy Eichner, among others — broke records during its first weekend in theaters.

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