‘The Lion King’ posts second £10m+ weekend at UK box office

Screen | 7/29/2019 | Tom Grater
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The Lion King posted a second straight £10m+ weekend, dropping 36% compared to its opening session, to £10.6m. Including strong mid-weeks, the film is already up to an impressive £36.8m after 10 days.

It is another smash hit for Disney, already placing fourth in the highest-grossing films of the year, overtaking Aladdin (which is up to £36m) after just two weeks. The top five is now composed entirely of Disney titles: Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, The Lion King and Aladdin.

Weekend - Toy - Story - Slender - %

This weekend, Toy Story 4 fell a slender 8% with £2.5m, taking it to £51.6m to date. It is now the third biggest animation ever in the UK and the second film this year to cross £50m after Avengers: Endgame. The Lion King will become the third within a couple of weeks. In 2018, five titles crossed the £50m mark, and 2019 has several candidates to come.

Overall, Disney dominated the UK box office weekend, with the studio’s releases representing 65% of total business.

Far - From - Home - £1 - %

Spider-Man: Far From Home added £1.7m, down a steady 27% on last weekend, and is now up to £30.6m.

The film will pass Spider-Man: Homecoming’s £30.7m this week to be the second highest grossing entry in the franchise behind Spider-Man 3 on £33.6m.

Deon - Taylor - Horror - Intruder - Screens

Deon Taylor’s horror The Intruder opened to £51,000 from 131 screens this weekend for a tepid site average of £389.

Men In Black: International is up to £6.7m from its UK run.

Yesterday - % - Drop - Weekend - £609

Yesterday posted a solid 21% drop in its fifth weekend, taking £609,258 for £11.1m to date. The film has also been a counter-programming hit in the US.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 added £53,444 for £18.8m, while The Dead Don’t Die took £41,005 for £507,577 after...
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