Thursday , 17 October 2019

Lion King remake bursts into Box Office with a Roar

Lion King is indeed King of the Box Office at the moment.

The much anticipated movie which was released on the 19th of July, 2019 raked in over 728 million dollars world-wide in under 10 days. With a beautiful array of A-list celebrities such as: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé Knowles Carter among others, the movie has definitely matched up with its star-studded cast.

In its early opening in China, a total amount of 97.5million dollars was amassed, second to its North American debut grossing in 191.8 million dollars. The movie which was directed by Jon Favreau overtook “Beauty and the Beast” to graciously land the title of the biggest domestic opening of all time for a Disney remake.

The original movie which was an animation produced by Don Hahn in 1994 was also a hit. It yielded up to 968.5 million dollars surpassing its initial budget of 45 million dollars.

Lion King has also bagged the position of the 9th highest grossing opening. Also scoring the largest opening for the month of July and also for a PG-rated film.

Fans have expressed tireless support and enthusiasm for the movie release across the world.

Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore surmised in an interview with CNN business that, “The Lion King” had a perfect date for its release. In addition, it’s great marketing and strewn iconic characters have ensured resonation with the audiences around the world for over two decades”.

The Lion King has also given a much needed boost to the Box Office by increasing its total earnings from 9% (2018) to about 51%. This was released in a recent statement by Comscore.

Even with the poor reviews of 55% earlier stated by review site, Rotten Tomatoes, The Lion King movie remake has exceeded expectations and conquered the Box Office.


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