Disney’s The Lion King delivered new industry record opening weekends for a July and PG release as it opened to an estimated $185m and reduced the deficit between 2019 box office and the year-ago equivalent from 9% to 7%.
This was the ninth highest debut in history and the highest for a Walt Disney Studios release outside of Marvel and Lucasfilm, surpassing Incredibles 2 on $182.7m and Beauty And The Beast on $174.7m.
Film - Worldwide - Days - Claims - Executives
The film grossed $454.4m worldwide and stands at $531m after 10 days. However claims by executives that The Lion King becomes the fifth Disney live-action reimagining to gross more than $100m in its debut need to be taken with a large pinch of...