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The Lion King General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

BBFC


2019
PG
118 minutes (1 hours 58 minutes)
19th July
The Lion King

Directed by

Starring

Actor
Character
Alfre Woodard
Sarabi
Billy Eichner
Timon
John Kani
Rafiki
John Oliver
Zazu
James Earl Jones
Mufasa
JD McCrary
Young Simba
Shahadi Wright Joseph
Young Nala
Penny Johnson Jerald
Sarafina
Keegan-Michael Key
Kamari
Eric Andre
Azizi
Florence Kasumba
Shenzi
Amy Sedaris
Guinea Fowl
Chance the Rapper
Bush Baby
Josh McCrary
Elephant Shrew
Phil La'Marr
Impala
J. Lee
Hyena

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Box Office: 'The Lion King' Is Disney's Biggest Grosser That Isn't An 'Avengers' Or 'Star Wars' Movie  Forbes

With $7 million domestic over the weekend, Walt Disney's The Lion King had topped $510 million in North American box office grosses. As of this weekend, with ...

Sun, 25th August 2019

The 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 2019

Friday Box Office: 'The Lion King' Tops 'Beauty And The Beast'  Forbes

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 2019

The Lion King Is Now Disney’s Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Ever  Vanity Fair

Disney's remake of The Lion King has paid off. The film is now the studio's highest-rated animated movie ever—insofar as one considers it to be an “animated” ...

Mon, 12th August 2019

Lion 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 2019

23rd August 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.

Lady And The Tramp (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).

23rd August 2019

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!

Lucasfilm (Star Wars)

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

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.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Black Widow

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.

Avatar

Avatar logo

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.

Walt Disney Animation Studios And Pixar

Frozen II

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.

20th August 2019

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.

Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood

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.

The Lion King

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.

Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw

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.

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

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.

Toy Story 4

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.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

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.

19th August 2019

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.

Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood

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.

Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw

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.

The Lion King

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.

Ne Zha

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 Movie 2

The Angry Birds Movie 2

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.

Toy Story 4

The Pixar animated sequel passes the Billiln minlestone this week on its 9th weekend of release, it has takes $1.02 Billion.

18th August 2019

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.

Good Boys

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.

Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw

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.

The Lion King

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.

The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Making its American debut this week is the sequel movie to the 2016 hit film which lands at number 4 with $10.5 Million.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

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.

Toy Story 4

Pixars sequel movie falls to number 14 this weekend but has taken an incredible $424.4 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Movie details

The Lion King is number 2 on the UK box office this week.

UK total gross
£65,977,991
14
The Lion King
15

US total gross
$496,107,985
13
The Lion King

Global total gross
$1,436,990,862
9
The Lion King

UK BBFC Certificate: PG

Popular in: United Kingdom and China

Box Office Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 5

Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£16,671,764
£16,671,764
1▲▼
£10,660,287
£36,889,089
2
£5,158,310
£50,701,448
1
£4,366,824
£59,913,197
2
£2,486,795
£65,977,991