Lion King joins the elite group of Disney’s billion-dollar films of 2019


Walt Disney Studio’s “The Lion King” was added to the group of Disney movies hitting the billion-dollar mark.

Almost 20 days after its premiere, The Lion King will reach its $1 billion at the worldwide box office on Tuesday.

This 1994 animated movie remake is the fourth among the billion-dollar earners of Disney movies. The newly-minted highest-grossing film of all time, “Avengers: Endgame” was the first to make the billion-dollar hit followed by “Captain Marvel”, and another remake of the classic “Aladdin”.

But looking at the Disney movies calendar for the year 2019 makes it easier to say that “The Lion King” won’t be the last in the list for this year.

Playing catch up is Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” which was first seen in cinemas last June, is now close to the billion-dollar mark with $920 million.

Set to join the box office party are Disney movies “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” which will be released in November and December this year, respectively.

Walt Disney Studio announced on Sunday, that their 2019 movies posted $7.67 billion at the worldwide box office.

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