'Lion King' still on top at the US box office - GulfToday

'Lion King' still on top at the US box office

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A still from "The Lion King." TNS

"The Lion King" maintained its reign over North American theaters, taking in $76.6 million over the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday.

The massive haul brings its domestic total to $351.9 million and extends a streak of successes for Disney after its "Avengers: Endgame" was last week named the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Directed by Jon Favreau, "The Lion King" is a remake of the 1994 animated film, employing hyper-realistic computer-generated images with a voice cast including Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as Nala, together with Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones.

Director Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood," which has earned rave reviews, opened in second place with $41.1 million.

"Once Upon a Time" the ninth of the 10 movies Tarantino has said he will make before retiring is set in Tinseltown in 1969 and features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

"Spider-Man: Far from Home" which continues where "Endgame" left off and stars Tom Holland as the Marvel superhero came in third in its fourth week with $12.5 million.

In fourth place was "Toy Story 4," which managed $10.5 million in its sixth week in cinemas.

Agence France-Presse