The movie added $75 million in North America this weekend boosting domestic sales to $350 million and it's overseas collection of $114 million in China, $45 million in the United Kingdom, $40 million in France and $42 million in Brazil making a total of $350 million domestically and $962 million worldwide gross collection.
While 'The Lion King' of 1994 made a record $986 million worldwide gross, the new remake is expected to reach the Billion club shortly.
Meanwhile, "Spiderman: Far From Home" also has the box office charts grossing $1 billion globally with a record of being the first-ever Sony's Spiderman franchise to gross $1 billion globally surpassing "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" which accumulated a worldwide collection of $963 million.
Coming to another Disney's animated hit "Toy Story 4" which grossed $522 million of the total international collection just set a worldwide box office collection of $917 million.
The Lion King is easily topping the box office chart this weekend. Unfortunately, it is doing so despite falling much faster than expected, down 61% to an estimated $75.52 million during its third weekend of release for a running tally of $350.78 million. Fortunately, it could still be on pace to reach $500 million domestically, while it earned $142.8 million internationally for totals of $611.9 million internationally and $962.7 million worldwide. It will reach $1 billion shortly, making it yet another profitable disappointment. We've had too many of those this year, but I guess it is better than having these films lose money.
The movie is certainly deserving of the big digit spot. If you are up for a splendid family time, then The Lion King is a must go movie.