Box Office: ‘The Lion King’ Roars Overseas With Mighty $269 Million

Variety | 7/21/2019 | Rebecca Rubin
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Disney’s “The Lion King” certainly felt the love this weekend, generating $269 million at the international box office.

Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the classic Disney cartoon now holds the eighth-biggest debut of all time overseas, even with China opening last weekend. Combined with a stellar $185 million start in North America, “The Lion King” earned $433 million globally over the weekend and $531 million to date. After 10 days in theaters, “The Lion King” is already the seventh-highest grossing film of the year.

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“The Lion King” debuted at No. 1 in all 52 international markets, with particularly strong showings in Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. In China, “The Lion King”...
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