Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Lion King is King of the Box Office with $185 Million Debut

The Disney live action reimagining, The Lion King, ascended to the box office throne with $185 million.  It is the biggest opening for a PG movie and the biggest opening in the month of July.  Overseas it earned $269.4 million, for a total of $346 million.  It has grossed $531 million worldwide, so far.

With The Lion King, Disney (in a way) has its hands in the top 3 movies this weekend... ie: 2nd place Spider-Man: Far From Home (A Sony movie by way of Marvel/Disney agreement) and 3rd place Toy Story 4.  All three of them have a good chance of passing the $1 billion mark.

Speaking of Disney, Avengers: Endgame ($2.7902 billion) surpassed Avatar ($2.7897 billion) this weekend to become the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lion King  
2) Spider-Man: Far From Home 
3) Toy Story 4
4) Crawl
5) Yesterday
6) Stuber
7) Aladdin
8) Annabelle Comes Home
9) Midsommar
10) The Secret Life of Pets 2 
$185 million
$21 million
$14.6 million
$6 million
$5.1 million
$4 million
$3.8 million
$2.7 million
$1.6 million
$1.5 million
$185 million
$319.7 million
$375.5 million
$23.8 million
$57.6 million
$16.1 million
$340 million
$66.6 million
$22.5 million
$151.6 million
$260 million
$160 million
$200 million
$13.5 million
$26 million
$16 million
$183 million
$32 million
$10 million
$80 million

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