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Lion King Topples Big Movies to Become the 19th Highest Grosser of All Time

The live action remake of 1994 animated movie is now the second highest grosser of 2019

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After raking in $1.035 billion in past weeks and reaching the 34th highest grosser’s spot on Friday, Lion King witnessed a new dawn as the movie toppled 15 films and became the 19th highest grosser of all times. Over the weekend, Disney’s juggernaut cashed another $38.5 million in US and approximately $100 million worldwide to bring its gigantic total to $1.196 billion.

The movies, Lion King successfully managed to supersede, included Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.12 billion), Skyfall ($1.109 billion) and Spider-Man: Far From Home ($1.075 billion).

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This means that the live action remake of the 1994 classic now stands at the second spot for 2019, after Avengers: Endgame with its (so far) unbeatable box office record of $2.795 billion.

Earlier, Lion King had also become the fourth movie in 2019 to break past the billion dollar threshold; we look forward to the new heights this Jon Favreau unlocks in coming days.

the authorAisha Arshad

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