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- The Lion King released July 19 in cinemas across India
- Hobbs and Shaw released August 2 in cinemas in India
- Both films set records during the previous week
Less than two months from its global release, The Lion King is now the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time, with a total gross of $1.564 billion (about Rs. 11,179 crores) at the worldwide box office. In doing so, the Jon Favreau-directed Disney remake of the 1994 original film has pushed its sister studio Marvel’s The Avengers ($1.518 billion) off its perch. The seventh spot should be the final position for The Lion King, considering the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time, Jurassic World, stands at $1.671 billion (about Rs. 11,946 crores). The other top-five films — Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, Avatar, and Avengers: Endgame — are all in the $2-billion-plus bracket.
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The Lion King brought in an estimated $27.3 million (about Rs. 195 crores) over the past weekend, which means the Disney production had surpassed The Avengers‘s total sometime during last week. Of its $1.564 billion total, The Lion King has made $523.4 million (about Rs. 3,740 crores) in its home market of the US, with the remaining $1.041 billion (about Rs. 7,438 crores) coming in from the rest of the world. The biggest non-US markets are China ($120.4 million), UK ($88.1 million), France ($74 million), Brazil ($67.5 million), and Mexico ($51.7 million). The remake is now the 10th biggest film of all time in the UK. In India, The Lion King had grossed $26.2 million (about Rs. 188 crores), as of a week ago.