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Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to Direct The Lion King Sequel

The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Moonlight director Barry Jenkins will direct the upcoming The Lion King sequel, according to Deadline. The Academy Award-winning Jenkins will take on the second installment of the live-action film that was released by Disney in 2019, directed by Jon Favreau. The script comes to us from Jeff Nathanson, …

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Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album Coming to Disney+

Parkwood Entertainment, in association with Disney+, has announced and debuted the teaser video for the visual album Black Is King, written, directed and executive produced by 24-time Grammy Award-winner Beyoncé. Black Is King will premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, 2020 and will arrive on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the release …

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The Lion King Digital and Blu-ray Release Dates Set for October

With the movie still in the top five after nine weeks, Disney has now announced The Lion King Digital and Blu-ray release dates. The film will arrive on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere October 11 (pre-order here) and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD October 22. The home release …

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ABC to Air Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift

Beyoncé is set to take viewers on a journey through Africa with the hour-long documentary special, Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift, set to air Monday, Sept. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. This intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, The Lion King: The Gift, features candid footage and interviews detailing the hard …

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IT Repeats in First Place and Hustlers Opens Strong in Second

Warner Bros. Pictures sequel IT Chapter Two was able to hold on to first place at the box office for a second-straight weekend, but STXfilms‘ Hustlers over-performed with an impressive second-place finish. At the domestic box office, IT Chapter Two added $40.7 million and has now grossed $153.8 million after two weeks. The film also brought in $47 …

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IT Chapter Two Box Office Hits $185M Globally After First Weekend

Warner Bros. Pictures sequel IT Chapter Two opened in first place with an estimated $91 million this weekend from 4,570 theaters, an average of $19,912 per theater. Of the total, $5.3 million came from 397 IMAX theaters. The debut marks the second-biggest opening weekend ever for a horror movie behind IT‘s $123.4 million. IT Chapter Two …

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Angel Has Fallen Tops the Labor Day Holiday Weekend

With moviegoers on vacation and awaiting the Thursday evening opening of the highly-anticipated It Chapter Two, no newcomers entered the top 10 over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Lionsgate and Millennium’s Angel Has Fallen remained in first place with $14.8 million over the four-day weekend, to take its total to $43.9 million after two weeks. Compared to the …

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Angel Has Fallen Tops Domestic Box Office, Hobbs & Shaw Big in China

Moviegoers are definitely not tired of the “Has Fallen” franchise yet, as Lionsgate and Millennium’s Angel Has Fallen topped the domestic box office with $21.3 million from 3,286 theaters, an average of $6,467 per location. The opening is similar to 2016’s London Has Fallen, which debuted with $21.6 million. Olympus Has Fallen kicked off the films with …

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The Lion King Passes $500 Million Mark in North America

The Lion King passed the $500 million mark at the domestic box office yesterday, just the 14th film in history to do so. Of those 14, 10 have been released by The Walt Disney Studios. The Lion King is the second film from Disney Live Action to reach this milestone and will soon surpass the …

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Good Boys Finish First and Far From Home Is Now Sony’s Biggest Film

Universal Pictures‘ new R-rated comedy Good Boys laughed all the way to No. 1 at the domestic box office with an opening of $21 million from 3,204 theaters, an average of $6,554 per theater. The debut marks the biggest original comedy opening of 2019 and the first R-rated comedy to open in first since Universal’s The …

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Hobbs and Shaw Box Office Jumps to $332.6M Globally with Second Win

Five new wide releases entered the top 10 this weekend, but they could not bring down Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures), which kept the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second straight weekend. The Fast & Furious spinoff added $25.4 million domestically and is up to $108.5 million in North America, while …

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Hobbs & Shaw Fight Their Way to First with $180.8M Worldwide

Hobbs & Shaw, the first Fast & Furious spinoff, came out swinging this weekend in first place with an estimated $60.8 million domestically. The Universal Pictures release opened in 4,253 theaters and averaged $14,296 per location. Made for $200 million, the film received an A- CinemaScore from audiences, which should mean a strong hold throughout …

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The Lion King Becomes Disney’s Fourth $1 Billion Movie of 2019

With an estimated $999 million worldwide through July 29, Disney’s The Lion King will cross the $1 billion mark today in just its 19th day of release. Along with Aladdin, it’s the second release from Disney Live Action to reach the $1 billion threshold this year and the sixth ever to do so. It is …

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Opens in Second Place with $41M

Disney‘s The Lion King remained the leader of the box office a second weekend despite strong competition from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. The Lion King added $75.5 million domestically this weekend and has now grossed $350.8 million after two weeks. Internationally, the film earned $142.8 million and has brought in $611.9 million, for …

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The Lion King Roars to $543.6 Million at the Global Box Office

Disney‘s The Lion King ruled the global box office this weekend with $446.1 million! The movie opened domestically with $191.8 million from 4,725 theaters. Internationally, the movie brought in $254.3 million this weekend from 52 markets. With the addition of China, where the film has earned $97.5 million since opening on July 12th, the worldwide total …

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The Lion King Opens to $23 Million at Thursday Previews

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that The Lion King opened with an impressive $23 million from Thursday evening previews at the domestic box office, where it is released wide in over 4,700 theaters today. Internationally, the film opens in most major territories this weekend after rolling out in China on July 12 with a powerful $54.1 …

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Spirit Music Video Released by Beyoncé for The Lion King

23-time Grammy Award–winning global superstar Beyoncé has released the Spirit music video, which you can watch below. The new original song is part of The Lion King: The Gift album, a musical ode to the classic story of Disney’s The Lion King feature film. Executive produced by Beyoncé, The Lion King: The Gift album is set …

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The Lion King Press Conference: Here’s What We Learned

With the highly-anticipated movie opening in theaters this week, we recently got a chance to attend The Lion King press conference. Participating were director Jon Favreau, Donald Glover (Simba), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), JD McCrary (Young Simba), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), Dr. John Kani (Rafiki), Keegan-Michael Key …

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A Look at The Lion King Cast in a New Featurette

Following our review and three clips yesterday, The Walt Disney Studios has today provided us with a new featurette that talks about The Lion King cast. You can watch it below, and you’ll also find a Disney Movie Rewards members-only King Mufasa print in our gallery! The highly-anticipated film opens in theaters on July 19. Director …

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The Lion King Clips: New Footage from the July 19 Release

In addition to our very positive review, we’ve got three new The Lion King clips which you can watch using the players below. The highly-anticipated The Walt Disney Studios release opens in theaters on July 19. Director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and …

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