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‘Lion King’ Remake Becomes Disney’s Latest Box-Office Smash

In the coming days, Disney’s remake of “Aladdin,” released in May, will cross $1 billion worldwide. “Toy Story 4,” which arrived in June from Disney’s Pixar division, is also approaching that threshold; its total now stands at $859 million, according to Comscore.

And the barrage is nowhere near over: Still to come from Disney this year are “Frozen 2,” a “Maleficent” sequel and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” among others. David A. Gross, who runs Franchise Entertainment Research, noted that Disney has two more live-action films based on animated predecessors scheduled for next year — a “Mulan” remake and “Cruella,” an origin story for the “101 Dalmatians” villain.

“It remains to be seen whether this format will hit a wall of saturation,” Gross said.

Indeed.

On the other end of the box-office spectrum, Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” (A24) delivered impressive results in limited release. The PG-rated, subtitled dramedy about a family’s bittersweet reunion in China expanded into 35 theaters and grossed $1.2 million, for a per-screen average of $33,473 — the second best of the weekend behind “The Lion King.”

“The Farewell,” which received rave reviews and stars Awkwafina, will roll out nationwide in early August. Over the weekend, Jon M. Chu, who directed “Crazy Rich Asians,” bought out a theater in New York to support “The Farewell.”

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/movies/lion-king-box-office.html

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