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Weekend box office: The Lion King gobbles up $20 million

Disney’s blockbuster remake of The Lion King gave a mighty roar in its opening weekend, taking a $20.5 million bite out of the Australian box office. It slayed the competition, Spider-Man: Far From Home coming a distant second with $2.5 million.

Here are the top 10 films at the Australian box office, July 18 to July 21.

1. The Lion King (2019) $20,511,820
2. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony) $2,490,347
3. Toy Story 4 (Disney) $1,993,448
4. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal) $923,069
5. Yesterday (Universal) $838,457
6. Apollo 11 (Madman) $411,933
7. Aladdin (Disney) $315,000
8. Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros) $280,050
9. Aardas karaan (Forum Films) $259,251
10. Crawl (Paramount) $253,129

* Estimated figures as at 11:49 AM 22/07/19. For official box-office chart, contact MPDAA



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