Favreau’s ‘Lion King’ Continues to Roar This Weekend

While live-action fans will be keeping an eye on the action-packed Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw this weekend, Disney aficionados will continue to pack the houses to catch Jon Favreau’s popular new take on The Lion King. The technologically impressive pic ended its second week with an estimated $117.4 million, making its total cume close to $392.7 million stateside and a worldwide total of $1.0236 billion. The movie will surpass $400 million on Friday and is expected to bring in up to $40 million in its third weekend. That means the movie is $104 million away from passing Beauty and the Beast, which is the studio’s highest-grossing animation remake in the U.S.

While everyone is focusing on Lion King’s numbers, let’s not forget Disney/Pixar’s brave little playthings. Helmed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 has continued to draw in audiences since it debuted in June, and is expected to land on the fifth position this weekend, taking in another $7.1 million in the U.S. The movie has accumulated $401.5 million stateside, and a toal of $924.381 million worldwide since its release on June 21.

Here are Box Office Mojo’s predictions for the first weekend in August:

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (4,253 theaters) $65.0 million
  • The Lion King (4,802 theaters) $38.4 million
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (3,659 theaters) $20.0 million
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (3,446 theaters) $8.1 million
  • Toy Story 4 (3,225 theaters) $7.1 million
  • Crawl (2,085 theaters) $2.1 million
  • Aladdin (1,370 theaters) $1.9 million
  • The Farewell (409 theaters) $1.8 million
  • Yesterday (1,829 theaters) $1.7 million
  • Stuber (1,080 theaters) $0.7 million


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