‘THE LION KING’ ROARS TO THE TOP OF THE BOX OFFICE – (07/22/2019)
The House of Mouse had an epic weekend. Not only did The Lion King become the biggest July film of all time, but Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film of all time.
The Lion King, starring Beyonce and Donald Glover, raked in $185 million. Disney now owns 12 of the top 13 openers of all time. (Jurassic World is the lone non-Disney holdout).
Critics are split, with a 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences are eating it up. Globally, The Lion King has brought in $531 million, already making it the 7th best haul this year.
Anthony & Joe Russo’s Avengers surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar record this weekend, bringing in $854.21 million domestically and $2.79 billion worldwide.
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Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
- The Lion King — $185 million (The movie cost $260 million to produce)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home — $21 million
- Toy Story 4 — $14.6 million
- Crawl — $6 million
- Yesterday — $5.1 million
- Stuber — $4 million
- Aladdin — $3.8 million
- Annabelle Comes Home — $2.7 million
- Midsommar — $1.6 million
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 — $1.5 million