News // 'THE LION KING' TROUNCES TARANTINO IN ITS SECOND WEEKEND

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood serves as Quentin Tarantino's largest opening ever.



Disney enjoyed another easy number one finish as The Lion King (#1) stayed in first place for the second weekend in a row. The photorealistic version of the hit 1994 animated classic will soon top $1 billion, worldwide. For its second weekend, The Lion King earned another $75.5 million. That marks a 60% dip from its massive opening weekend.


In second place, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (#2) enjoyed a stellar debut, when compared to Tarantino's previous eight films. The closest film to come to Once Upon a Time's $40 million opening is 2009's Inglourious Basterds, which opened with $38 million.


As for records this weekend, Spider-Man: Far from Home (#3) crossed the $1 billion mark, worldwide. It is the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reach that height. It's also the first Spider-Man film to do so.


Disney's Aladdin (#7) reboot also topped $1 billion, worldwide, this weekend. It marks the first Will Smith film to ever cross $1 billion.


Creeping into the Top Ten is A24's The Farewell (#10). The film opened limited two weeks ago and has now expanded to 135 locations. With stellar reviews, the indie will continue to expand in the next two weeks on its way to awards season.


Neon's Honeyland (#28) opened to $29,999 in two locations. Kino Lorber's The Mountain (#32) earned $16,013 from two locations, as well.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are Ari Aster's Midsommar (#13) and the animated flick, The Secret Life of Pets 2 (#11).


Next weekend, Hobbs & Shaw, the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise, will open to over 4,200 locations. It should take first place from The Lion King.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. THE LION KING - $75.5 million

2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - $40.35 million

3. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - $12.2 million

4. TOY STORY 4 - $9.87 million

5. CRAWL - $4 million

6. YESTERDAY - $3 million

7. ALADDIN - $2.78 million

8. STUBER - $1.6 million

9. ANNABELLE COMES HOME - $1.56 million

10. THE FAREWELL - $1.55 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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