‘The Lion King’ is doing big business at the US box office.
Uncaged yesterday (July 19th), the Jon Favreau production is making quite the roar. For it’s set to shatter a number of records.
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Based on new tracking data, the film – which stars Donald Glover and Beyonce – is now on-course for a three-day opening of $180 million – $200 million.
Initial stats had forecasted a $150 million – $160 million premiere.
This now sees Disney’s latest live-action remake poised to deliver the highest ever July opening – besting the final Harry Potter flick ($169 million).
It’ll also be the second-highest debut of the year, topped only by ‘Avengers: End Game’ – which with its $357.1 million launch is the biggest film opening of all-time.
Suffice to say, it’s a slay out of the gate for ‘The Lion King.’
Because while some reviews haven’t been the kindest, the numbers a) don’t lie and b) point to people power. Indeed, as at writing, the film has a CinemaScore of “A” – indicating that actual theater goers are loving.
We imagine this is just the start of more wins for this box office blockbuster.