The Lion King rules with S$250 million debut
LOS ANGELES Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney's The Lion King dominated box-office charts.
Director Jon Favreau's remake of the animated classic collected a massive US$185 million (S$250 million) from North American theatres.
In yet another win for Disney, the movie landed the best domestic launch for a PG film and set a new record for the month of July. That figure represents the second-best domestic debut of the year behind Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame.
Overseas, The Lion King felt the love with US$269 million for a global start of US$433 million. The film launched in China last weekend and has since earned US$98 million, boosting the worldwide haul to US$531 million.
In a distant second place, Spider-Man: Far From Home collected US$21 million during its third weekend in theatres, while Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 landed in third with US$14 million. - REUTERS