Avengers: Endgame has become the highest-grossing film in history.
In what's become almost a joke of reality, Disney has the number one film of the weekend. The studio has become an even larger juggernaut than it already was, as of late, with live-action reboots, animated hits, and superhero movies earning the most money this year.
With The Lion King (#1), Disney set some new records. The photorealistic reboot of the beloved animated classic earned $185 million in its opening slate, eclipsing the entire box office gross of all films out during the same weekend last year. The $185 million sets a new July opening weekend record. It's the second-largest opening of the year and the seventh-largest opening of all time.
The film, which features the voices of Donald Glover and Beyonce, opened in 4,725 locations, which was a new wide-release record.
Last weekend's number one film fell to second place. Spider-Man: Far from Home (#2) has now picked up over $320 million, domestically.
In limited release, The Art of Self-Defense (#13) expanded into 550 locations, earning $1.05 million. David Crosby: Remember My Name (#32) picked up $41,050 from four locations.
The biggest news, outside of The Lion King, was that Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame (#11) finally passed Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time.
Leaving the Top Ten this weekend is sci-fi comedy adventure Men in Black International (#16).
Next weekend, Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is tracking well and should do some impressive box office damage.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. THE LION KING - $185 million
2. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - $21 million
3. TOY STORY 4 - $14.6 million
4. CRAWL - $6 million
5. YESTERDAY - $5.1 million
6. STUBER - $4 million
7. ALADDIN - $3.8 million
8. ANNABELLE COMES HOME - $2.6 million
9. MIDSOMMAR - $1.59 million
10. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 - $1.53 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.