Disney’s The Lion King becomes 9th release of all time to cruise past $ 1bn mark from international markets. Live action remake of 1994’s blockbuster, The Lion King has done stupendous business in both domestic and overseas markets.
By the closing of 6th week, The Lion King has reached $ 1.51bn globally whereas over the weekdays of 6th week film breached $ 1bn from international arenas making it ninth release of all time to breach $ 1bn in overseas.
The Lion King performed best in China with over $ 116m. The film’s performance is amazing in France too with over $ 71m business. Below is the list of 9 films which have crossed $ 1bn from international markets.
Avatar (2009).. $ 2.02bn
Avengers: Endgame (2019).. $ 1.93bn
Titanic (1997).. $ 1.52bn
Avengers: Infinity War (2018).. $ 1.36bn
Furious 7 (2015).. $ 1.16bn
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).. $ 1.13bn
Jurassic World (2015).. $ 1.01bn
Fast 8 (2017).. $ 1.01bn
The Lion King (2019).. $ 1.0bn
Avatar is the only film with over $ 2bn gross from Overseas whereas Titanic is the oldest film in the list which had breached $ 1.5bn mark way back in 1997. The Lion King will probably finish its run at number 7 or number 5 in the all time list.
The Lion King has done exceedingly well in Pakistan too as the film is the 6th highest grossing English film of all time in Pakistan overtaking films like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Mission Impossible: Fallout.