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“The Lion King” Breaks July US Opening Weekend Record; Makes Top 10 On Overall List

“The Lion King” had one of the biggest weekends in movie history.

The Lion King - Production Photo, Disney Enterprises

Disney’s new version of “The Lion King” fared immensely well in its opening weekend at the US box office.

Per studio estimates, the film will close its inaugural weekend with $185.0 million in receipts. The figure ranks as the greatest opening weekend ever for a July release. It meanwhile takes #9 on the overall list, moving just ahead of “The Incredibles 2” and just below “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.”

“The Lion King,” obviously, ranks as a dominant #1 in this weekend’s box office race.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” takes #2 with $21.0 million (cume now $319.7 million), while “Toy Story 4” takes #3 with $14.6 million (cume now $375.5 million).

“Crawl” grabs #4 with $6.0 million (cume now $23.8 million), and “Yesterday” takes #5 with $5.1 million (cume now $57.6 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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