Box Office: ‘The Lion King’ Franchise Fatigues Beyond $1 Billion Worldwide
Walt Disney’s The Lion King earned an additional $9.1 million in North America on Monday. That’s a fall of 62 percent from 60 percent from its previous and the $24 million Sunday Monday. That provides the $175 million Jon Favreau toon a $360 million total after 11 days in theatres. So much to get franchise tiredness .
As of Sunday, the film had earned $616 million and $351 million domestic Overseas, giving it a $968 million worldwide cume (just above The Jungle Book’s $966 million to finish at 2016) and a 33.6/63.4 domestic/overseas split. And with $21.8 million overseas Monday, the film has now earned $638.4 million overseas to get a $999.4 million cume. Yeah, it needs to be past $1 billion from the end of the sentence.
It is Walt Disney movie this year to pass the 1 billion milestone, With Frozen II and Star Wars: The growth of Skywalker planning to join Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Aladdin. Toy Story 4 has made $917 million of Sunday, so it may have to settle for Jungle Book/Jumanji:
Welcome to the Jungle numbers. I am convinced Pixar and Disney will endure.
Domestically speaking, it’s still playing like The Dark Knight Rises and Captain America: The First Avenger in terms of post-debut legs. That positions the film for a finish between $548 million and $526 million. And a continued 36.3/63.4 split, not a guarantee but we’ll see, will give it a global cume between and $1.449 billion and $1.509 billion worldwide.
Even a higher national divide, consider the 39/61 of Beauty and the Beast ($504 Million national /$756 million overseas) would provide The Lion King, considering a $525 million to finish,a $1.345 billion global cume. Heck, it might drop harsher than hoped, end up with $500 million and pull on a 40/60 split, which would still be $1.25 billion worldwide. Unless you’re somebody who contended that it needed to grow into one of the movies, abroad and here to be regarded as a victory, that’ll be fine.
Barring a miracle courtesy of Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King will end of the summertime as the second-biggest grosser that is global of the year. The question is If Frozen II or Star Wars: The growth of Skywalker can Measure up for the newfangled Lion King remake. Both scenarios, Frozen made $1.276 billion in 2013/2014 while Star Wars threequels generally jump 20% from Star Wars sequels, are completely possible. But that’s a conversation for another day.