Jon Favreau's remake has surged passed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.309 billion), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($1.332 billion) and is on its way to beat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II ($1.341 billion).
He also said that calling The Lion King an animated movie is 'misleading as far as what the expectations might be'.
Box office analysts Exhibitor Relations tweeted on Sunday that Disney viewed The Lion King's total as passing a much different record.
The Lion King earned $473.1 million in the United States while it collected a whopping $861.5 million overseas. The consensus reads, "While it can take pride in its visual achievements, The Lion King is a by-the-numbers retelling that lacks the energy and heart that made the original so beloved-though for some fans that may just be enough".
Verizon to sell Tumblr
The sale of the social media platform comes almost two years after Verizon's purchase of it from Yahoo back in 2017. The buyer, Automattic, the parent company of WordPress , confirmed plans to acquire Tumblr earlier today.
Ex-NBAer Telfair sentenced to 3.5 years in prison
Telfair's punishment stems from police finding a loaded weapon in his auto during a traffic stop in Brooklyn in June 2017. Telfair was traded to the Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2006.
Who’s Who in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal
Epstein had a lot of powerful friends, but none have been connected to Epstein as publicly as Prince Andrew , Duke of York. She recalled in the documents: "I just remember someone suggesting a photo, and they told us to go get on the couch".