The Lion King Now One Of The 10 Highest-Grossing Films Of All Time, $1.435 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

The Lion King Now One Of The 10 Highest-Grossing Films Of All Time, $1.435 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

The Lion King Now One Of The 10 Highest-Grossing Films Of All Time, $1.435 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

New DelhiThe Lion King earned the status of one of the 10 Highest-grossing films of all time, with $1.435 Billion (about Rs. 326 crores) at the worldwide box office over the past weekend. Directed by Jon Favreau makes it the ninth highest-grossing film of all time, it is the Disney remake of 1994.

 It resulted in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron ($ 1. 405 billion) to come in second place. With The Lion King, Disney continues to hold seven of the 10 biggest movies of all time – including the top spot thanks to Avengers: Endgame’s record $2.795 billion (about Rs. 19,943 crores).

The Lion King is the only animated movie to be in the 10 highest-grossing films of all time. Though many have dubbed it as “a live-action remake” of the original – the lions feel and look real, but not a single animal or bird was filmed, it’s actually a photorealistic computer-animated remake. Later, Favreau revealed that the opening shot of the sunrise is the only live-action bit, which just goes to show how photorealistic The Lion King really is.)

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The worldwide gross of it is $1.435 billion and in it’s home market The Lion King has earned $496.1 million, with the rest $939.1 million (about Rs. 6,701 crores) coming from the rest of the world. The biggest contributors are China ($120. 3 million), UK ($81.1 million), France ($67.7 million), Brazil ($64 million) and Mexico ($50.5 million). In India, the remake had made $25.2 million (about Rs. 179.92 crores) as of last weekend. The Lion King has yet to release in Italy (August 21).

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now Sony Pictures’ biggest movie of all time, So Lion King was not the only one in the line of success. James Bond’s film Skyfall which earned $1.108 billion. This is another sign of Disney’s box office dominance.

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