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“The Lion King” Rules The Weekend Box Office

Long Live The King…

Disney’s CGI remake of The Lion King scored big at this weekend’s box office, earning a record-shattering $185 million domestically and a staggering $531 million worldwide. The film grabbed the biggest opening for any PG rated film, as well as the biggest non-inflated opening for any Disney film outside of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm properties. It also beat out the final Harry Potter film for the biggest opening for a film released in the month of July.

Joining The Lion King in the top 3 are holdovers. Sony & Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home landed at the #2 spot with $21 million in its third week in theaters, bringing the overall domestic haul to $319.7 million. Rounding out the top 3 is another Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story 4, which earned $14.6 million in its fifth week, with an overall domestic earning of $375.5 million.

Here are the top 10 movies of the week, as posted by the Hollywood Reporter.

  1. The Lion King – $185M
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $21M
  3. Toy Story 4 – $14.6M
  4. Crawl – $6M
  5. Yesterday – $5.1M
  6. Stuber – $4M
  7. Aladdin – $3.8M
  8. Annabelle Comes Home – $2.7M
  9. Midsommar – $1.6M
  10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $1.5M

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