The original Disney cartoon released in 1994 had achieved the same performance at the time, winning first place with 40 million in revenue. It has become a classic, 17 years later, Disney decided to dust off the 3-D at the next exit for a Blu-ray.
The adventures of Simba dislodge the top of the table “Contagion” by Steven Soderbergh. This thriller about a deadly virus, with its galaxy of stars from Matt Damon Kate Winslet through Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard, retrograde second place with $ 14.5 million of revenue (10.5 million euros) for a provisional total of $ 44.2 million.
Note also the correct score in the action film “Drive,” in which Ryan Gosling plays a professional driver impassive entangled in a nasty business. This ultra-action movie studios classic FilmDistrict ranks third with $ 11 million of revenue (8,000,000 euros).