Disney’s “The Lion King” held on to his reign in North American cinemas, raising $75.5 million over the three-day weekend, Exhibitor Relations sector watcher said on Sunday.
The good haul for the manufacturing of Disney brought its total to $350.8 million and placed it on top of the box office for the second week in a row, capping a streak of accomplishments for the studio after its “Avengers: Endgame” was named the highest-grossing movie of all time last week and now has $2,7924 billion in worldwide box office income.
“The Lion King” is a remake of the 1994 animated film directed by Jon Favreau, using hyper-realistic computer-generated images with a voice cast including Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as Nala, along with Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones.
Despite rave reviews, the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” by director Quentin Tarantino came in a remote second place with $40.4 million.
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino among the stars, the ninth of Tarantino’s 10 films is set in Tinseltown in 1969 and features an ensemble cast typical of the director’s work.
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” finished fifth with $12.2 million in his fourth week. Continuing where “Avengers: Endgame” left off, Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios ‘ production is the recent installment in the blockbuster franchise, with Tom Holland guiding a cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal as Peter Parker / Spider-Man.
“Toy Story 4” came in fourth, taking $9.9 million in its sixth week in cinemas, bringing it over a total of $395.6 million.
The latest installment in the family-friendly Disney / Pixar animation franchise that began in 1995, the movie features the voices of Tom Hanks (Woody) and Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear).
The fifth place went to the “Crawl” of Paramount, with $4 million in his third week. After a hurricane hit their Florida city, Barry Pepper and Kaya Scodelario play a dad and daughter fighting hungry gators.