Box-Office Weekend: The King Has Returned

A new king reigned over the box-office weekend as the live-action (sort of) version of The Lion King debuted with a $185 million haul over the weekend, easily besting the number two film of the weekend, Spider-Man: Far from Home, which made only $21 million (a pale number comparison). Although it was knocked from the top spot in the countdown, Spider-Man: Far from Home still sports a domestic three-week total of $319.7 million. But the weekend undeniably belonged to The Lion King, which incidentally set a new opening weekend record for the month of July.

Dropping to third was Disney’s second entry in this week’s top ten, Toy Story 4, which added $14.6 million to give it a five-week total of $375.5 million. Also dropping one spot, was the horror film Crawl, which made another $6 million, giving the film a two-week tally of $23.8 million. Holding steady in the fifth spot was the Beatle-inspired romance,
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