- Animation Movies: Lion King Sits Atop With $1.3b Revenue
The newly released Lion King animation has emerged as the highest-grossing animation movie after generating a total of $1.3 billion to displace Frozen, $1.276 billion, and Incredible 2, $1.243 billion.
The movie generated $473.1 million from the United States and another $861.5 million from foreign ticket sales.
A breakdown of the number showed the movie gulped $118 million in China, $50 million in Brazil and France and $60 million from Great Britain.
Lion King earned $185 million in its very first week and has grown over 500 percent in revenue since it was released on July 19, 2019.
“A big question mark, [for ‘Lion King’] however, is China,” Bibb goes on to say. “‘End Game’ is doing exceptionally and was number one in China until it was knocked off the top spot by a Chinese clone of the Marvel comic book films. With schools about to reopen for the fall term, this may slow down “Lion King’s” race to the top.”