The Lion King Tops The Avengers to Become 7th Biggest Movie of All Time, With $1.564 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

Meanwhile, Hobbs and Shaw overtook Fast Five.

The Lion King Tops The Avengers to Become 7th Biggest Movie of All Time, With $1.564 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

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Simba, Scar in The Lion King

  • The Lion King released July 19 in cinemas across India
  • Hobbs and Shaw released August 2 in cinemas in India
  • Both films set records during the previous week

Less than two months from its global release, The Lion King is now the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time, with a total gross of $1.564 billion (about Rs. 11,179 crores) at the worldwide box office. In doing so, the Jon Favreau-directed Disney remake of the 1994 original film has pushed its sister studio Marvel's The Avengers ($1.518 billion) off its perch. The seventh spot should be the final position for The Lion King, considering the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time, Jurassic World, stands at $1.671 billion (about Rs. 11,946 crores). The other top-five films — Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, Avatar, and Avengers: Endgame — are all in the $2-billion-plus bracket.

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The Lion King brought in an estimated $27.3 million (about Rs. 195 crores) over the past weekend, which means the Disney production had surpassed The Avengers's total sometime during last week. Of its $1.564 billion total, The Lion King has made $523.4 million (about Rs. 3,740 crores) in its home market of the US, with the remaining $1.041 billion (about Rs. 7,438 crores) coming in from the rest of the world. The biggest non-US markets are China ($120.4 million), UK ($88.1 million), France ($74 million), Brazil ($67.5 million), and Mexico ($51.7 million). The remake is now the 10th biggest film of all time in the UK. In India, The Lion King had grossed $26.2 million (about Rs. 188 crores), as of a week ago.

Meanwhile, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw once again emerged as the winner of the weekend worldwide box office, as it earned $45.28 million (about Rs. 323 crores) to take its total gross to $684.2 million (about Rs. 4,889 crores). The Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham-led Fast and Furious spin-off also set a record during the week as with The Lion King, topping the much-better critically received Fast Five ($626.1 million). Hobbs and Shaw hasn't performed as well in the US though, and it has left Fast Five in the dust thanks to its performance in the rest of the world — nearly 77 percent of that $684.2 million came in from outside the US — as has been the case for newer entries in the franchise.

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By overtaking Fast Five, Hobbs and Shaw is now the fourth highest-grossing Fast and Furious movie of all time. And like The Lion King, that ought to be its final spot, considering the next one, Fast & Furious 6 ($788.7 million), is a fair bit in the distance.


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Akhil Arora
Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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