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Disney’s The Lion King live-action remake roars to top of box office with a mighty $185 million haul

Disney’s The Lion King live-action remake roars to the top of the box office with a mighty $185 million haul

Critics may have been mixed about the movie before its opening, but the audiences certainly weren’t.

Disney’s The Lion King destroyed the opposition, roaring to the top of the box office with a mighty $185 million haul, according to Box Office Mojo on Sunday

The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, is a photo-realistic remake of Disney’s classic 1994 animated hit and stars an A-list voice cast.

King of the movie jungle: The Lion King destroyed the opposition, roaring to the top of the box office with a mighty $185 million haul on Sunday

King of the movie jungle: The Lion King destroyed the opposition, roaring to the top of the box office with a mighty $185 million haul on Sunday

It includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. 

James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Mufasa from the animated movie. Elton John reworked his musical compositions from the original film while Beyonce also created and performed a new song, Spirit,  for the film. 

The Lion King has pounced on some $531 million globally, including China where it opened a week ago and has earned  $81 million so far, according to Box Office Mojo. 

Sony’s third weekend of Spider-Man: Far From Home finished finished second with $21 million to give the superhero saga nearly $320 million domestically

Webbed wonder: Spider-Man: Far From Home finished finished second with $21 million to give the superhero saga nearly $320 million domestically  and  $970.7 million globally.

Webbed wonder: Spider-Man: Far From Home finished finished second with $21 million to give the superhero saga nearly $320 million domestically  and  $970.7 million globally.

Play dates: Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 came third with $14 million in its fifth weekend, giving the animated comedy $375.5 million in North Amerca and $859.4 million globally

Play dates: Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 came third with $14 million in its fifth weekend, giving the animated comedy $375.5 million in North Amerca and $859.4 million globally

Spidey has also pulled in $651 million internationally for a stunning cume of $970.7 million globally.

Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 came in third with $14 million in its fifth weekend of release, giving the animated comedy $375.5 million in North Amerca and $859.4 million globally.

It features the voice talents of Tom Hanks as cowboy Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear 

Shedding light on fourth place: Crawl nabbed $6 million, pushing its domestic haul to $23.8 million and its worldwide take to $33.7 million

Shedding light on fourth place: Crawl nabbed $6 million, pushing its domestic haul to $23.8 million and its worldwide take to $33.7 million

The second weekend of Paramount’s action adventure Crawl nabbed fourth with $6 million, pushing its domestic haul to $23.8 million and its worldwide take to $33.7 million. 

Universal’s Yesterday hung on to fifth in its fourth weekend of release with a $5.1 million local take and $98.2 million globally.

Meanwhile, Disney’s success this weekend didn’t end with The Lion King. Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar’s 10-year record to become the highest grossing worldwide release of all-time with $2.79 billion. 

Hanging in there: Yesterday, starring  Himesh Patel and Lily James, remained at fifth in its fourth weekend of release with a $5.1 million local take and $98.2 million globally

Hanging in there: Yesterday, starring  Himesh Patel and Lily James, remained at fifth in its fourth weekend of release with a $5.1 million local take and $98.2 million globally

Daily Mail UK

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