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.
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.
‘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