The Lion King’s box office reign continues

Disney’s latest reimagining has held the top spot at the UK and Ireland box office for 24 consecutive days, longer than any other movie this year

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 12.08.2019 | Business

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Disney’s The Lion King has seen off all competition to continue its number one reign at the UK and Ireland box office, holding the number one spot for 24 days – the longest of any film this year.

The reimagining of Disney’s 1994 classic has been at the top of the charts now since release on 19 July, and continues to pull in families as the British school summer holidays get in full swing.

The performance places The Lion King at number 19 in the top 20 films of all time in the UK, with earnings to date of £59.9m – though that could change.

In other Disney news, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 overtook Incredibles 2 to become the second biggest animated film ever in the UK -and snuck into the number 20 slot in the all-time listing on £58.7m in ticket stubs.

The result means the Toy Story series dominates the top of the all-time animation chart with number one and two. Toy Story 3 is still the biggest grossing animated film of all time in the UK and Ireland, with Pixar now holding the top three animated films of all time.

Disney retains its crown with top five films of 2019 to date, with Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel and Aladdin all taking the top spots in the ultimate UK and Ireland box office 2019 chart. 

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