The Lion King Remake Beats Avengers 2 as It Enters All-Time Top Ten Box Office
Well, it's official, all that light touches is the Disney realm and this has more and more been proven as The Lion King The remake of live action enters the Top 10 most lucrative movies of all time. After a little over a week in theaters, the new and improved adventures of the Simba lion cub overtook those of its animated predecessor, earning $ 1.435 billion. The Lion King took the 9th place in the coveted top 10
Knocking The Avengers earned $ 1.405 billion in the second adventure, it will still take $ 80 billion to overtake Furious 7, currently number 8 at the global box office, and of course a billion more to beat the current box office king, Avengers: Endgame at number 1. Do not hold your breath on this one, because it is very unlikely that even the power of Mufasa can perform such a colossal task.
These figures do not take into account inflation. The Lion King remake is still technically late compared to the original 1994: it brought in $ 968 million, which today accounts for about 1,676 billion dollars.
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The majority of of the lion king come from international markets, which represent 939 million dollars, while in the United States, the film reported a sum still very impressive 496 million dollars. Hakuna matata, indeed.
These huge gains make the lion king another icing on the cake of Disney's ever-growing (or the jewel of the crown if you prefer some something a little more) monarchical), the studio having already surpassed the record established by a single company in a year. The Lion King remake joins with other colleagues of the real action remake Aladdin as well as the trio of MCU outputs . ] Captain Marvel Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame to join the $ 1 billion club since the beginning of this year. One can not help but think of Disney's top executives jumping into a tank of gold coins in the manner of Scrooge McDuck.
Although he may have taken away the lion's share of world money, The Lion King was not what you would have described as critically acclaimed. The film currently contains 55 minuscule on Metacritic and 52% on the aggregation site of Rotten Tomatoes critics, the majority of critics praising the undeniably incredible effects of the film, but claiming as a whole The Lion King is a recurrent phrase that lacks the heart and creativity of the original.
However, the feeling among the audiences was not reciprocal, the film holding a high score of 88% The same rotten tomatoes and, of course, the huge financial milestone it just crossed suggest a permanent desire of the public to see these Disney remakes in real action. Long live the king. This news comes from Forbes.