“The Lion King” roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, consolidating Disney’s record-breaking reign at the box office.
Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominated box office charts.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” will become the highest-grossing film of all time this weekend, parent company Disney said in a statement on Saturday.
Walt Disney Co has taken a high-tech route to remake animated classic “The Lion King” with the look of a nature documentary; an update it hopes will lure audiences to a new version of a film considered a masterpiece the first time.
In the early 1990s, Disney began scouring its back catalog for animated classics that it could turn into live-action remakes — a strategy that has so far netted more than $7 billion.