Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ live-action remake of the 1994 movie has crossed the one billion dollar mark in just under 3 weeks in theatres.
The movie which features Beyonce, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor in lead roles joins ‘Avengers: Endgame; ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Aladdin’ as the fourth Disney title to surpass one billion dollars in a global ticket since 2019.
With its blockbuster slate, Disney has nearly 38 percent of the domestic market share, a cut that increases to more than 40 percent when Fox, which it just purchased is added.
‘The Lion King’ earned 361 million dollars at the domestic box office and 638 million dollars overseas.
Outside of North America, it had especially strong showings in China with 115 million dollars, along with the United Kingdom with 48 million dollars and Brazil with 44 million dollars.
Disney hit 7.67 billion dollars worldwide, smashing the mark it previously set in 2016 with 7.61 billion dollars.
Disney set a new record in 2016 with four films that grossed over 1 billion dollars. In the coming months, Disney will release ‘Frozen 2′, a ‘Maleficent’ sequel and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.