‘The Lion King’ Makes $1Billion Dollars At Box Office

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ recently crossed the billion-dollar mark after it was released less than three weeks in theaters. The Lion King joins Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel as the fourth Disney movie to cross the global billion-dollar mark this year.

The live-action remake of the 1994 movie features Beyonce, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor in lead roles. With the new blockbuster, Disney has nearly 38 percent of the domestic market share, a cut that increases to more than 40 percent when Fox, which it just purchased, is added.

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The movie also stars Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon. James Earl Jones reprised his role as Mufasa from the original animated film.

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‘The Lion King’ earned $361 million at the domestic box office and $638 million overseas.
While, Outside of North America, it earned $115 million in China, along with the United Kingdom with $48 million and $44 million in Brazil.

With the release of this movie, Disney hit $7.67 billion worldwide. Smashing the mark it previously set in 2016 with $7.61 billion.

Disney also set a new record in 2016 with four films that grossed over $1 billion.
Presently there have been many films in works, with Disney releasing ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker‘ and a ‘Maleficent’ sequel