$ 1 billion opening: Lion King devours box office • HWzone

$ 1 billion opening: The Lion King devours the box office

Original version: The version of the remake for the favorite animated film is expected to put nearly half a billion dollars in the first weekend screenings

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Disney Studios' innovation project Animated films from the past reach its peak this weekend, so it seems, with the official launch of 'Lion King' in the 2019 version Based on computerized graphic processing - as a novelty to 1994's mega-successful classic animation film.

The original Lion King received great popularity among both critics and viewers, won two Oscars and earned 968 a million dollars worldwide which made it the most successful animated film ever in the period - and although not everyone thinks the new version is doing well for the original 55 from 100 in Metacritic and-58 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes), The prevailing expectation is that there will be another tremendous fund-raising success here.

The legend returns, in a new and much more realistic look

The Lion King 2019 began its cinematic journey a week ago in China, and at the end of this week its funds will be launched in tens of other countries around the world, including here in Israel and North America, with an estimated total revenue of 450 million, of which 180 is at least $ 1 million in the first three days United States and Canada.

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Such data will make the first weekend of the film the most successful for the month of July, and to the most successful so far in Disney's innovation project that will continue to gain momentum in the coming years with more and more New and budget-rich pieces - 2017's novel "Beauty and the Beast" has generated huge revenues of 1.26 billion in its time, and it will be interesting to see if Simba and his friends succeed in surpassing the achievement and providing Disney with another market share in the industry it has dominated in recent years.

The dubbing crew includes several large and well-known names - while the soundtrack has been reprocessed by the original legendary artists Hans Zimmer and Elton John, with the help of Beyoncé

updating: The first numbers are beginning to flow and paint an even more rosy picture than Disney predicts, for the umpteenth time, projected revenues of about $ 300 by the end of next Sunday in all countries outside North America, plus possible revenues of more than one million 200 in the United States and Canada Together for a huge first weekend of half a billion dollars. An achievement enjoyed by only five Others so far in the history of the field - we will continue to follow and update you.

2 Update: The Lion King's crazy numbers now include 433's revenue of just over $ 3 million in just three days this weekend - and together with another 98 million in China (where the film started a week earlier and accumulated the amount in about 10 days) 531, one of the best in history and a sure step on the way to a billion dollar threshold, which could be broken by the end of next week.

3 Update: Disney's work refuses to slow down and continues to rake tens of millions of dollars every day, with the real possibility of becoming one of seven Only those who made over $ 100 million on their second weekend in North America - and bombastic predictions of potential $ 1.5 billion final revenue on the big screen. There is no doubt that viewers vote with their feet in this case, contrary to the views of the critics.

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