‘The Lion King’ looks set to take its throne at the US box office.
Unleashed globally on July 19th, Disney‘s live-action take on the classic tale is poised to pounce with record-breaking numbers.
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Based on early tracking, the Jon Favreau production – which stars Donald Glover and Beyonce – is forecast to premiere with a US gross north of $150 million.
While the preliminary numbers can and often do fluctuate, many anticipate even higher sums for ‘The Lion King.’ Especially given its slay out of the gate with pre-sale tickets this week. Then there’s Disney’s colossal marketing campaign which is beginning to power into full-speed.
Should the figure climb even a hair higher, it’ll see the film become the highest grossing July debut (besting the $169 million opening of ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Willows Part 2’).
We’re all sorts of amped for ‘The Lion King.’ Are you?