Disney Remakes Box Office Total $7 Billion in the Last 9 Years

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

Of course, although The Lion King is thought of as "live-action", it is a computer-animated, digitally-rendered production; based on the 1990s 2D animation.

After recording an impressive opening box office collection, The Lion King put up a great show over its second weekend, recording more than Rs 30 crore by the end of its second Sunday, pushing the movie to record Rs 100 crore in India.

As is the case with most blockbusters these days, The Lion King's box office is being driven by a strong global performance.

The studio also has the top five highest-grossing films at the domestic box office this year.

"The Lion King" well on its way to joining fellow studio releases "Avengers: Endgame", "Captain Marvel" and "Aladdin" in the elusive billion-dollar club.

The ninth of the 10 movies Tarantino has said he will make before retiring, "Once Upon a Time" is set in Tinseltown in 1969 and features an ensemble cast typical of the director's work, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino among the stars. "Django Unchained", Tarantino's biggest box office success to date, bowed with $30 million over the holidays, and went on to earn $425 million globally. The drama, which pays tribute to the golden age of Hollywood, is set in the late 1960s against the backdrop of the Manson family murders.

Meanwhile, Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" continued scaling box office charts, collecting $21 million from 67 overseas territories. It has now passed the domestic totals of 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" ($334 million) and Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" ($336 million). The animated family film brought in US$19 million this weekend at the global box office, taking ticket sales to US$522 million overseas and US$918 million worldwide.

The previous yearly revenue record was also by Disney in 2016, at $7.61 billion. That figure could continue to shrink when Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw hits cinemas next weekend.

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