The Lion King Debuts with a Record $185 Million While Endgame Sets a Record
As expected, The Lion King debuted in first place with an estimated $185 million setting a record for the month of July. The debut is the second-largest opening of the year and the seventh-largest of all-time.
The movie received an “A” CinemaScore from the opening weekend crowds which was 53% female and 50% of the audience was aged 25 or older.
The film also added $269 million internationally to bring that number to $346 million and $531 million worldwide.
In second place was Spider-Man: Far From Home which earned an estimated $21 million after two weekends at the top of the box office. Domestically, the film has earned $319.7 million and with $651.1 million internationally, the film is nearing the $1 billion mark with $970.8 million worldwide.
Toy Story 4 held on well and dipped to third place with an estimated $14.6 million to bring its domestic total to $375.5 million. Overseas, the film added $25.8 million to bring that total to $483.9 million and a worldwide total nearing $860 million.
Crawl came in fourth place with an estimated $6 million to bring its domestic total to $23.8 million. The film is in just about 26% of the marketplace internationally and earned $2.7 million to bring that total to just shy of $10 million.
Rounding out the top five was Yesterday which earned an estimated $5.1 million to bring its domestic total to $57.6 million. It added $4.3 million internationally for a total of $40.6 million total there.
In the biggest news, Avengers: Endgame is now the “all-time top-grossing film” officially passing the mark over the weekend. The film earned $1.2 million domestically over the weekend The total now stands at $2.79 billion and we’ll have more on that later today.
Dark Phoenix is still hanging on to the box office earning $183,000 domestically improving to #23 from last week’s #29. The film has earned $65.4 million domestically.
We’ll be back later for a deeper dive into this year and last year’s comic adaptations.