The Lion King' tops $1 billion at the box office, becomes 4th Disney movie to hit billion-dollar benchmark this year

The Lion King’ has proven to be a roaring success on all corners of the globe and has the receipts to prove to it.
Helmed by Jon Favreau and anchored by top tier names such as Beyonce and Donald Glover, Disney’s photo-realistic remake of the 1994 classic has just crossed a colossal milestone.

Just 11 days after its release, the film as hit the $1 Billion gross mark at the worldwide box office.
Of the sum, $361 million was accrued in the US, while a whopping $638 million was tallied internationally.
Notable contributions to the latter come from China ($115 million), the UK ($48 million) and Brazil ($44 million).

The achievement sees the film become Disney’s fourth offering to reach said mark, with the preceding offerings being ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel,’ and ‘Aladdin.’