HOLLYWOOD—At last a movie finally shook the box-office with summer coming to an end. The live-action version of the Disney classic “The Lion King” dominated the box-office with an impressive $185 million haul. Yes, that’s huge considering many of the critics and a lot of people who I spoke to adored the flick visually, but on a narrative pinpoint, not so much.
Overseas, the flick grossed over $346 million. Yeah, the flick is an international success at the box-office with a gross over the $500 million mark. Nabbing second place was “Spider-Man: Far From Home” with $21 million. After nearly 3 weeks in theaters, the sequel has already crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office. Landing in third place was the animated flick “Toy Story 4” with $14.6 million to bring its domestic gross of $375 million.
The thriller “Crawl” fell to fourth place with $6 million to bring its domestic gross to $23 million after 2 weeks in theaters. The comedy “Yesterday” rounded out the top five with $5.1 million to bring its tally to over $57 million. It is easy to say “The Lion King” remains on top of the box-office next weekend, as its only competition will be the Quentin Tarantino flick “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.