The Lion King has set a new record in the world.
According to the THR, the Disney live-animation remake reportedly raked in $185 million at the North American box office over the weekend and a total of $531 million globally.
This makes the movie the biggest domestic launch for a PG film, the ninth-biggest for any movie, and the biggest Disney release outside of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. It also bested the final Harry Potter pic ($169.2 million) to land the top start for a July title.
A breakdown of its earning outside fo the US shows it earned $269.4 million over the weekend from 52 markets, especially in Russia, Australia, the entire Latin America region, and China.
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