The Lion King, released in 2019 is a computer-animated musical film, a remake of the 1994 film by Disney itself, having the same title.
The film is directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The plot is written by Jeff Nathanson.
The day when The Lion King was released, it was quite evident that it was there to crack records. Being one of the most expensive movies ever, The Lion King was developed on a hefty budget of $ 260 million.
Within the opening weekend, it became Disney’s highest-grossing movie on the opening weekend that did not have marvel characters or star wars characters.
It earned $543.6 million worldwide. Within a weekend, it was able to advance its budget, making people look forward to it as one of the biggest hits in history.
It went on to dethrone The Beauty and the Beast as Disney’s highest animated grossing movie. As some time passed for it on the screen, The Lion King ended up dethroning all animated movies and took upon the highest place on the chart as the highest-grossing animated movie ever in history.
It also claimed the second position as the highest-grossing film in 2019. Not only this, but The Lion King became the 11th highest-grossing movie all time ever.
Frozen being the last top place holder, collected a whopping amount of $1.2 billion worldwide.
The Lion King broke all records when it collected a hefty amount of $ 1.3 billion worldwide. It collected $ 473.1 million all alone in the US and ended up being the second biggest collection in China. The net worldwide collection The Lion King is $ 861.5 million.
The movie released on July 9, 2019, in Hollywood and on July 19, 2019, in the rest of the world with a running time of 118 minutes.