"Spider-Man: Far From Home" fell to number two, earning another $21M in its third weekend
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Disney’s (DIS) "The Lion King" opened to a record-breaking $185M at the North American box office over the weekend for a global total of $531M. Overseas, the movie earned $269.4M from 52 markets. "The Lion King" received 55% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.
BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Sony (SNE) and Disney-owned Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man: Far From Home" fell to number two in its third weekend, grossing $21M and passing the $300M mark domestically. Behind it was another Disney title, "Toy Story 4," earning $14.6M in its fifth weekend for a domestic total of $375.5M and $859.4M globally. Viacom (VIAB) subsidiary Paramount's "Crawl" placed number four with $6M. Rounding out the top five, Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal's "Yesterday" grossed another $5.1M for a domestic cume of $57.6M and a global tally of $98.2M.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
- "The Lion King" - $185M
- "Spider-Man: Far From Home" - $21M
- "Toy Story 4" - $14.6M
- "Crawl" - $6M
- "Yesterday" - $5.1M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include AT&T (T) and Lionsgate (LGF.A).
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