The photorealistic remake of The Lion King from Disney -with only one plane in real image– has made its way to the top of the box office to become the most successful animated movie of all time, less than two weeks after cross the billion dollar barrier.
Variety reports that Jon Favreau's remake secured third place at the box office last weekend, earning an additional $ 20 million to raise the film's world total to $ 1,335 million, including $ 472.8 million at the US box office.
The Lion King has now seized the throne for the highest-grossing animated film of all time, formerly in the possession of Frozen, which completed its film season with 1,277 million worldwide and 400.73 million in the United States, unadjusted for inflation.
In another victory, it has become the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States, only behind Avengers: Endgame, which is currently the highest grossing film of all time worldwide.
Expanding the horizons further, The Lion King is now the most successful remake in history. According to the Box Office Mojo global gross revenue list, the Disney musical It is also placed above Beauty and the Beast of 2017, which accumulated 1,263 million dollars worldwide.
Since the premiere of The Lion King, it has been debated whether the film should be classified as an animated or real action movie, since the entire movie was essentially shot in an intricate virtual reality video game. However, Disney often referred to the film as "real image" before its premiere, which apparently created some confusion.
If it is classified as live action, Disney's latest remake is now the highest grossing live action movie in the studio outside its Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
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