Lion King Passes Black Panther To Join Top Ten Highest-Grossing Films Ever

Disney continues its billion-dollar streak as the remake of The Lion King has become the tenth highest-grossing film ever, surpassing Marvel Studios' Black Panther.

According to Box Office Mojo, the Disney remake has earned over $1.35 billion since arriving in theaters in July. While Lion King sits at number 10, 2018's Black Panther is now down to the 11th spot at $1.346 billion, with $5 million separating the box offices of the two films.

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This is just the latest record set by the film. The remake is, depending on your perspective, the highest-grossing animated film of all time and the second-highest-grossing movie of 2019 domestically. Other Disney movies to hit $1 billion this year include AladdinToy Story 4Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.

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While the box office run has been impressive, the film's reception from critics and fans has been mixed. Many have praised the voice cast, visual effects and musical score while criticizing the lack of facial emotions and originality. The movie currently holds a 52% on Rotten Tomatoes amongst critics.

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Helmed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones. It is currently in theaters.

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