LONG LIVE THE KING: Disney’s THE LION KING Continues Reign As UK + Ireland Box Office Number One + Becomes One of the Top Films of ALL TIME
BOTH THE LION KING AND DISNEY AND PIXAR’S TOY STORY 4 ENTER TOP TWENTY FILMS OF ALL TIME
Disney’s The Lion King has seen off all competition to continue its number one reign at the UK and Ireland box office. The film, which uses pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the treasured characters to life in a whole new way, has now been number one for 24 consecutive days since its release on July 19th, the longest any film has spent at number one this year.
Additionally, this week Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 overtook Incredibles 2 to become the second biggest animated film ever in the UK. The result means the Toy Story series dominates the top of the all-time animation chart with number one and two. Toy Story 3 is still the biggest grossing animated film of all time in the UK and Ireland with Pixar now holding the top three animated films of all time.
Both films have now entered the top twenty films of all time with The Lion King taking £59.9M becoming the 19th biggest film ever in the UK and Ireland with Toy Story 4 becoming the 20th with £58.7M. Disney still have the top five films of the year with Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel and Aladdin all taking the top spots in the ultimate UK and Ireland box office 2019 chart.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING IS IN UK CINEMAS NOW