The Lion King, overtakes Frozen, to become the highest-grossing animated film. Disney’s 2019 release The Lion King has had a worldwide gross of nearly $1.3 billion crossing Frozen’s $1.2 billion mark.
The hit stars Donald Glover (as Simba), Beyonce (as Nala) and James Earl, weave the tale of the cub Simba avenging the death of his father, Mufasa, and dethroning his evil uncle Scar. And of course, our all-time favorite, duo, Pumbaa (played by Seth Rogen) and Timon (played by Billy Eichner).
The Lion King remake joins the $1 billion club of 2019, along with Disney’s Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Released on July 19, the film is not designated to either of the genres, i.e., Live-action or strictly animation. Furthermore, not only the movie, even the phrase and the song ‘Hakuna Matata’ has been appreciated by all.
Director, Jon Favreau’s remake of the blockbuster, has also surpassed the opening weekend record, that was previously held by Disney’s 2017 release Beauty and the Beast.
Even in during the current weekend, The Lion King remained among the top 3 movies at Box Office, following Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw and Scary Stories to Tell.
Now that Disney owns Fox and Lucasfilm, it more or less dominates the animation movie industry.
And what is more? The Lion King’s success is not only barred to the American region. Even in the non- American markets, the movie has been faring well. In fact, some sites also state that the film made almost twice as much as it did domestically.
Nevertheless, Disney’s triumph is not over yet. The sequel, of Frozen, is expected to be out by the end of 2019.
Will Frozen 2 dethrone, The Lion King, and an ace at the Box office, worldwide?