The Lion King remake could be another major hit for Disney.
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Box Office Pro projects the movie will make $180 - $230 million opening weekend.
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The movie will earn approximately $650 million domestically by the end of its run.
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If these estimates hold true, Lion King will top Beauty and the Beast to become...
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... the highest-grossing live-action Disney remake both over its opening weekend and domestically.
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One reason is it's in the capable hands of Jon Favreau.
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Favreau directed the successful Jungle Book reimagining in 2016.
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Goodwill towards the classic will also aid Lion King at the box office.
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