‘The Lion King’ Makes Almighty Roar With $185 Million US Debut / $531 Million Worldwide

Published: Sunday 21st Jul 2019 by Sam

‘The Lion King’ is delivering a royal roar at the box office – both home and away.

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Disney‘s live-action remake of the 1994 classic has shattered a July record with its $185 Million North American opening. For, in hitting said mark, it’s become the highest movie debut of all-time within this calendar month.

Additionally, ‘The Lion King’ registers the biggest ever premiere gross for a PG film and the ninth largest for any movie.

Globally, the figure sees the Beyonce and Donald Glover led blockbuster amass a colossal $531 Million. The number means the film has more than doubled its budget within its first week in theaters.

Stay tuned for more on one of the year’s biggest releases.

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  1. Fancy BISH July 21, 2019

    Slay KING 🦁🤳🏽

  2. Clarkson July 21, 2019

    Spirit predicted to debut at number 96 on the chart.
    The success of the movie isnt impacting the sound track, why? Nobody is checking for beyonce and her struggle vocals
    Beyonce is only good for throw back Thursdays.

    • Dc July 21, 2019

      It backfired cause we can see how unauthentic Beyoncé singing African music is soo not believable no wonder the soundtrack flopping

      • T July 21, 2019

        That’s right … all she did was give us Lemonade and The Carter’s off cuts with an afrobeat…. She’s not authentic … she’s a businesswoman whilst her sister is authentic asF

    • Jasmine July 21, 2019

      Bey was being greedy by releasing her own soundtrack. It is confusing to consumers. You have the movie soundtrack and then you have Bey’s soundtrack. Regardless, Bey will get a number 1 debut for her soundtrack. Spirit did not leap to number 1 and rightfully so because the song is overhyped without being a bonified hit!

      Receipts: Hits Daily Double

      • Rosy July 22, 2019

        The song suck period she is greedy and thought by capitalizing off lion king her ass would get atop the charts beyonce comes across as inauthentic because she does things for money not the art it’s money money and it shows in her music that’s why her music comes across dry her voice is horrible I said this for years beyonce is hype by the public whites accept her because of skin color her songs are not memorable only to her behives whom accept anything trash her voice is not good listening to her sing a slow song is like watching paint dry on the wall her sister solange should be famous not het solange is more authentic to me

    • Tyty July 21, 2019

      Surprised you didn’t jump of a bridge wether the song flopped or not beyonce name is now etched in history attached to one of the biggest Disney films of all time. And you will stay mad. You’re consoling yourself with the fact spirit flopped she still has a number 1 album and a number 1 movie. Next!!!!

      • Rosy July 22, 2019

        What history the lion king would have made money without her regardless stfu because the new generation went to see it the old was better

    • Jasmine July 21, 2019

      MAGA

  3. MissGuided July 21, 2019

    Well duh it’s The Lion King…

  4. Divab July 21, 2019

    You haters just really gets on my last nerve. You hate on Beyoncé so much whatever she does but she has and will stay above the stupid comments and rise above the self hate and continue to be the all around star she is. The album she release is amazing and besides the haters she is getting so much love from the universe as she should be. The album is number #1 so where is all these lies coming from that it flop. Gary with the ☕️ is it you putting out these hateful lies? Everyone knows your hatred toward Mrs Beyoncé Giselle Knowles- Carter and not forgetting you Sandra Rose. Grammys-2020 Beyoncé- AOTY. Emmys – 2/3 Emmys Oscars- Beyoncé 1st winner

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 21, 2019

      Just accept that your fave is old and washed up.

      18k pure sales first week LMAO!!!!!!

      Flop flop flop flop flop flop

      • Jasmine July 21, 2019

        There is only one Jasmine on TGJ and she is me. Imitation is a form of flattery but always remember u are a lessor.

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. July 22, 2019

        Let’s do lunch 👩🏿‍🔧👩🏾‍🔧👩🏽‍🔧

      • Rosy July 22, 2019

        That’s really a flop and embarrassing no one wants to hear beyonce sing trust me I don’t hate beyonce she is an amazing performer she is not a born singer but trained one I rather listen to Gaga sing beyonce talks and singing voice is ugly sound dry

    • Lina July 21, 2019

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      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
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  5. SMH July 21, 2019

    Lol at people thinking she had something to do with this movie’s success. If that were the case, her album…nvm😂

    • Jasmine1999 July 22, 2019

      Lol but you were the main one to try and say it was gonna flop because of her..back peddling now? Why do you care so much of her album doesn’t do the numbers you want it to do? “You aren’t a fan” so your infatuation with her is weird. Also y’all act like she’s the only performer on the album lol.

      • SMH July 22, 2019

        You’re getting me confused with someone else dear, I NEVER said an already established movie franchise would flop because she was in it, i said her so called soundtrack would flop, and i was right. Get your facts straight sis.

    • Jeans July 23, 2019

      😂😂😂😂😂😂

  6. ??? July 21, 2019

    lmaoooo meanwhile the roach flops HARD on both the singles and album charts. putting her illiterate ghetto voice in the movie didn’t stop her from tanking yet again lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

    • Jasmine July 21, 2019

      She did better than ur fav Ci-Error! I heard Stretch Marks ain’t even sell 3K still after all these weeks.

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 21, 2019

        Stretch marks = something folding prosthetic bellies don’t leave u with after u take it off

      • ??? July 22, 2019

        @Jasmine The Real Princess lmfaooooooooo and i oop!!!!

    • Thanos of Titan July 22, 2019

      LMAO LMAO @Jasmine The Real Princess

      • Clocking the fake Beyonce haters July 22, 2019

        Gworl you still talking about her belly when she was pregnant with Blue what? 7yrs ago lmao nobody cares about that fiasco except you

  7. Bey Best July 21, 2019

    I bet this news gave Sam multiple orgasmsssss

  8. Bey Best July 21, 2019

    Y’all can clown Beyoncé and the 18k album sales, but she’s clowning you lifelong hater-fans as she sells out arenas where an average ticket price is at least five times more than an album.

    Yeah, you may laugh because you did not do your math

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 21, 2019

      18k
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    • ??? July 22, 2019

      @Bey Best lmaooooo um is that before or after the free ticket giveaways in the parking lots?maybe you need to revisit that math class lmfaooooooooooooooooooo

      • Clocking the fake Beyonce haters July 22, 2019

        Even if she did give away free tickets there’s no way she can consistently sell out stadiums. You know this you’re at all her concerts. You need medication the hate you spew you’re getting confused with the love you have for her..that’s why you’re on every single post about her dear.

  9. XO July 21, 2019

    Congrats to Disney!!!! And kudos to all the casts and crew behind the scenes…

  10. Tyler (We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill) July 21, 2019

    Beyonce’s name is attached to one of the most iconic films of all time. Take that haters !!!

    • ??? July 22, 2019

      lmaoooo and it wont be remembered a week later, except when someone mentions that FLOP of a soundtrack she released lmfaooooooo

      • Clocking the fake Beyonce haters July 22, 2019

        Aww poor dat, that’s all you can cling to she flopped she flopped lmao we don’t care b**** were still listening and so are you. Take your meds dear

  11. SuxMyCockiness 😮 July 21, 2019

    I wasn’t aware Beyonce was a Lead in the movie. Way to disrespect the rest of the cast, it would be nice to include them in the article as well. 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Chaotic July 21, 2019

      Well I’m sorry that’s what the world thinks about this new film. Lol #KingYonce…. you know you that b**** when you start all this conversation

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 22, 2019

        You know you a flop when you sell 18k first week

      • SMH July 22, 2019

        @Chaotic Well i’m sorry to burst your delusional bubble, but this is the only site that thinks she’s the lead. The rest of the intelligent world knows better.

  12. RiriNavy July 21, 2019

    As expected congratulations to Disney Company for job well done.. to all the wonderful actors that lend their VOICE behind the animated films and to the leech that attached themself to this wonderful franchise, too bad for you. People watch this because of Disney not because of certain individual. Get that straight. No shade intended

  13. QueenAdele July 21, 2019

    Great job Walt Disney company

    Lion King is one of my favorite childhood cartoon film. It don’t matter to me who’s the voices behind the characters

    Kudos to all the casts!!!!

  14. DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 21, 2019

    Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time at over $2 Billion u mean to tell me Lion King remake is already 1/4Th of that in 3 Dayz???? And already half of Black Panther 1.3 billion. WW Gross

    #LEGENDARY

    When last did yur favs have a #1 movie and album and the same week????

    • Cee Squad July 21, 2019

      Nobody cares about Beyoncé’s country ass or her small role. The album flopped too, she’s a try hard

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 22, 2019

      When was the last time your faves sold 18k first week?

      • Bey Best July 22, 2019

        To fund your gender reassignment surgeries

    • SMH July 22, 2019

      @Diabetes, your fave doesn’t have that either, since this isn’t her movie, she’s just supporting cast.

      • Clocking the fake Beyonce haters July 22, 2019

        I.e. her movie she contributed she’s I the credits NEXT!

      • SMH July 22, 2019

        She’s a supporting character with 2 minutes screen time. It’s Disney’s movie, not hers. She can take credit for that epic brick of a soundtrack album. Try again.

      • Clocking the fake Beyonce haters July 22, 2019

        SMH gworl you sound so silly. It’s her movie it’s every actor who was in the movie. Stop being so goofy because you don’t like Beyoncé

  15. XYZ July 22, 2019

    Saw it this weekend and though it was good and had some good scenes, it would not be as good without the original Version. The lions are missing the Emotion, which i guess is due to the fact that you simply cannot play with the faces in “real” as they could in Cartoon. The music is actually Partly annoying and oversung. The scenery was amazing though, as was Timon and Pumba. I der would watch it again, but prefer the original Version.

    Sorry for typos, Smartphone with a different language Settings and i dont want to correct them all

    • Jeans July 23, 2019

      Now they saying Ed Sheeran May be #1 next week again, putting Bey at #2

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