Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ has crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than 3 weeks in theaters. The live-action, remake of the 1994 movie features Beyonce, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor in lead roles.
The movie joins ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Aladdin’ as the fourth Disney title to surpass one billion dollars in global ticket sales in 2019.
With its blockbuster slate, Disney has nearly 38 percent of the domestic market share, a cut that increases to more than 40 percent when Fox, which it just purchased, is added.
‘The Lion King’ earned 361 million dollars at the domestic box office and 638 million dollars overseas.
In the coming months, Disney will release ‘Frozen 2′, a ‘Maleficent’ sequel and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.