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In holdover news that isn't Hobbs & Shaw crossing $500 million worldwide thanks to a $39 million Friday in China, Universal's Good Boys earned $3.44 million ...Sat, 24th August 2019'Lion King' Box Office Bites Into Another Milestone, Hits $500M in U.S. Hollywood Reporter
'The Lion King' pranced past the $500 million mark at the North American box office on Wednesday, becoming only the second release of 2019 to do so and ...Thu, 22nd August 2019The Lion King missed an opportunity to talk about the climate crisis | Greta Moran The Guardian
Like the movie's characters, the audience is experiencing the unprecedented, rapid destruction of earth – but the film doesn't acknowledge it.Tue, 20th August 2019The Lion King remake becomes highest-grossing animated movie ever Metro.co.uk
The Lion King remake has just been named the highest-grossing animated movie ever, so quick, warm up your vocal chords and get ready to break into your ...Tue, 13th August 2019Lion King remake is the 9th highest-grossing film ever CNET
Most profitable lion of all time. Walt Disney Pictures. The new and "improved" Lion King remake beat the original at the box office after just 11 days in theaters.Mon, 19th August 2019Why The Lion King is so wrong about the African savannah The Independent
It's got everyone's favourite farting warthog, graceful giraffes, lumbering elephants and a whole cast of realistic-looking animal characters. Watching Simba and ...Wed, 31st July 2019
With Disney holding their bi-annual fan conference the this weekend (August 23 - 25) their new streaming service Disney+ is going to feature heavily, and after the box office success of The Lion King and Aladdin remakes this year the company is releasing Lady And THe Tramp on the service.
Today they have released the first poster for the movie which as you can see is a re-image itself of the poster for the original animated movie from 1955.
The film will be a mixture of live action and CGI animation, although clearly the focus will be on the dogs which will be CGI, and similar to The Lion King the line between what is real and created on a computer will be blurred.
Disney are set to announce more for their new streaming service which boasts it will have content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and cost around $7 a month (about £5.70 at current exchange rate).
Being held in Anaheim California August 23rd - 25th the Ultimate Disney Fan Event is held by the company on a bi-annual basis and gives the fans news on the latest movies, TV shows and theme parks.
What can we expect for this years event? With a new Star Wars movie around the corner, the end of the phase 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new Frozen movie on the horizons and an area of the Disney theme parks dedicated to Star Wars!
There may not be a new trailer coming out of the D23 expo for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker but we can expect a behind the scenes reel, as we did with the last 2 films, with new footage and most likely, and just maybe we'll get an official movie poster.
There may also be some news on the new trilogy of films that are set for release every other year from December 2023.
There has been a feeling that we have had too much Star Wars in recent years so after this years movie expect the whole franchise to go quiet until the promotion starts for he 2023 movie.
Disney are releasing their own streaming service this year, Disney+, and the Star Wars Universe ig going to feed into this a lot over the years between The Rise Of Skywalker and the next cinematic adventure including the much anticipated The Mandalorian for which there will likely be a trailer.
Lets not also forget that other Lucasfilms franchise, Indianan Jones. The next movie has already been delayed but is going ahead with Harrison Ford, little is known but with a whole area dedicated to the film studio there could well be some mention of the original tomb raider.
The MCU phase 3 went out with a massive bang and Avengers: Engame became the top grossing movie of all time and Spider-Man: Far from home grossed over a Billion at the box office, so the phase 4 has a lot to live up to.
The first spanner in the works is the breakdown of the Disney and Sony (who own Spider-Man) partnership so don't expect to hear anything from the Spidey franchise, but with the acquisition of Fox by Disney every other Marvel character can now be used by Disney so expect to see the likes of X-Men and Fantastic 4 cropping up, not that we'll hear anything at D23.
There should be more news on the confirmed project like Shang-Chi, Black Widow and Thor: Love And Thunder, maybe there will even be a trailer for the Scarlett Johansson starring movie which is the first of these movie out the door next March.
Again the Disney+ streaming service, due for launch this year, will be a major part of the MCU going forward with the prospect of TV series adding to the Universe as well as movies.
One of the properties that Disney aquired when it bought Fox was James Camerons former highest grossing movie Avatar and all planed sequels.
They have been a long time coming but with the opening of the Pandora area (the planet in the movie) in Animal Kingdom in Orlando Disney are keen to get the sequels made and have announced they will be released bi-yearly fron 2022.
There will be an Avatar area as the expo and the possibility of more information of the sequels which are being made back to back.
Lets not forget the animated Disney Movies! On the horizon is Frozen II, which is kind of a big deal, the original film is still the true highest grossing animated movie of all time (not counting the new The Lion King movie) and became a cultural phenomenon back in 2013.
The trailers have promised much and we could see more footage from the film which is set for release at the end of 2019.
It has been announced that there will be a Moana area coming to Epcot in the revamp of the Walt Disney World park, this could be a sign that there is a sequel to the 2016 animated movie.
Pixar will also be showing off its future movies Onwards and Soul at a presentation during the weekend.
Little has beed seen from these movies from the digital animated arm of the company except for a trailer for Onwards, so fans are excited to see more and this is the perfect platform.
There is of course much more that will come out of the Expo so come back regularly to get all the latest news.
Quentin Tarantine scores his biggest opening weekend in the UK with his new film Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood as it makes its debut on the box office with last weeks number 1 falls to number 2.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt the fictional tale based around real life events in Hollywood in the late 1960's hits the top of the UK box office with a fantastic debut of £7.5 Million.
This is easily the best debut by a film from famed director Tarantino who's highest grossing film to date is Django Unchained from 2013.
Disneys remake falls to number 2 this week after re-taking the top spot last week with a £2.5 Million 5th weekend.
The films total UK gross is now £65.9 Million and its starting to knock on the door of Beauty And The Beast to be the top grossing Disney animated remake.
The Fast & Furious franchise picture falls another place to number 3 this week with £1.4 Million on its 3rd weekend.
The film now has a total UK gross of £16.2 Million.
Based on the Nickelodeon educational cartoon Doara The Explorer this live action version has more to do with Indianan Jones than the source material.
The films built in audience took it to number 4 for its debut with a gross of £1.1 Million.
Pixars sequel movie sits at number this week with a weekend gross of £1 Million which takes its total UK gross to £61.2 Million after 9 weeks of release.
Re-entering the box office this week is the animated sequel movie which thanks to the British summer holidays is at number 14 this week with a total gross of £19.2 Million 13 weeks on the chart.
After 4 weeks of release Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood hits the top of the global box office as it expands its territory count wile The Angry Birds Movie 2 makes a quiet new entry inside the top 5.
Expanding its territory count from 1 country to 47 the Tarantino hit movie takes $61.3 Million over the global weekend at the box office.
This pushes the film total global gross to $180.5 Million after 4 weeks of release and the film is on course to become the directors highest grossing film to date.
Falling from the top to number 2 this week the Fast & Furious franchise film takes $59.8 Million from 68 territories pushing its 3 week total to $437 Million.
Disneys mega smash has gone well over the Billion mark and on its 6th weekend of release it takes $45.7 Million from 55 territories.
The Jon Favreau directed movie has now taken a whopping $1.4 Billion at the global box office.
The Chinese animates smash takes $39.4 Million this weekend from its single country of release for a $594.3 Millon after 4 weeks on the box office.
The Angry Birds sequel hits the global box office top 5 at number 5 this weekend with a gross of $29.9 Million from 30 countries.
The films total gross has reached $46.4 Million including previews.
The Pixar animated sequel passes the Billiln minlestone this week on its 9th weekend of release, it has takes $1.02 Billion.
As the summer season starts to comes to an end the comedy film Good Boys makes its debut at the top knocking Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw down to second place.
Taking over at the top of the US box office this week is this R rated comedy from director Gene Stupnitsky and starring youngsters Jacob Tremblay and Keith L. Williams.
The film taps into a similar audience to films like Superbad and Pineapple Express and makes its debut with $21 Million.
The Fast & Furious franchise movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spent 2 weeks at number 1 and falls to number 2 this week with a $14.1 Milion weekend.
This brings the films total to $133.7 Million after 3 weeks of release.
Disney's mega smash remake falls to number 3 this week with a gross of $11.9 Million pushing the films total to an incredible $496.1 Million and knocking on the door of an incredible half billion dollars.
Making its American debut this week is the sequel movie to the 2016 hit film which lands at number 4 with $10.5 Million.
Falling to number 5 this week is the horror movie which was the highest new film last week, a $10 Million second weekend takes to total to $40.2 Million.
Pixars sequel movie falls to number 14 this weekend but has taken an incredible $424.4 Million after 8 weeks of release.
UK BBFC Certificate: U
Popular in: United Kingdom and United States
Highest chart position: 1