• Wednesday, August 21, 2019

‘The Lion King’ Ruling B.O. With $192M-$200M: Record Opening For July & Jon Favreau

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    While it’s clear that The Lion King is bound to be the king of July, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.1M), the pic, after clocking an estimated $78.5M yesterday, is now headed to $192M-$200M for the weekend, which, for the second half of the calendar year, is the third-best opening after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9M) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220M). For director Jon Favreau, Lion King is easily the best opening of his career, leaping far beyond the debut of Iron Man 2 ($128M.1).

    https://deadline.com/2019/07/the-lion-king-weekend-box-office-july-records-1202648944/