Monday, July 22, 2019

Disney Is King Of The Box Office

Movie Poster:  Disney
Disney's live action Lion King has proven the critics wrong!
Hakuna Matata!

We knew Simba had it in him to rule the Box Office.  The numbers are in and Simba reigns! 
Movie Poster:  Disney
The Lion King has the second best opening of 2019 and could replace “Incredibles 2,” (launched last year at $182.7 million) as the ninth biggest North American movie launch of all time.

Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: July 19-21

The Lion King (Buena Vista) $185.0 million, opening weekend
Spiderman: Far From Home (Sony) $21.0 million (week 3), cume revenue $319.7 million
Toy Story 4 (Buena Vista) $14.6 million (week 5), cume revenue $375.5 million
Crawl (Paramount) $6.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $23.8 million
Yesterday (Universal) $5.1 million (week 4), cume revenue $57.6 million
Stuber (Fox) $4.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $16.1 million
Aladdin (Buena Vista) $3.8 million (week 9), cume revenue $340.0 million
Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros.) $2.7 million (week 4), cume revenue $66.6 million
Midsommar (A24) $1.6 million (week 3), cume revenue $22.5 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal) $1.5 million (week 7), cume revenue $151.6 million 
Source: Comscore

Notice a common theme?  
4 Disney/Marvel titles are in the Top 10.

We are in complete awe! To celebrate we are giving away a copy of My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance by Alton Fitzgerald White.  Alton Fitzgerald White was Broadway's longest running Mufasa! You can read our original review and interview with him --> HERE <--
When we interviewed Mr. White, he was gracious enough to sign four books for us. We have given away three of the books and are thrilled to be able to give our faithful readers a final chance at winning this inspirational book.

Enter To Win:

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*The fine print: U.S. entrants,18 year and over only! Contest runs from 7/22-7/30/19. We will chose one winner via Rafflecopter on 7/30/19. Winner will be notified via email and must respond to notification within 24 hours, or Picturing Disney has the right to choose a new winner. Entrants must follow directions in the Rafflecopter widget for qualifying entries (I do check!). This contest is not affiliated or sponsored by Alton White Fitzgerald or Disney Publishing. Use the Rafflecopter widget above to enter.  Good luck!*

* I was provided a copy of "My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance" from the publisher to facilitate my review and giveaway.*


  1. I LOVE The Lion King! I remember going to see it when it came out at the drive in when I lived in California. It’s one of the last things we got to do with my step-father before he died from multiple myeloma.

  2. I love, love, love the Lion King! Can't wait to see the new one!

  3. This book is wonderful for fans of the Lion King and Broadway! Can't wait to enter!

  4. It was a great movie for both kids & adults. Terrific cover.

  5. We haven't seen it yet and I've heard mixed reviews. I'm totally going to watch it when it's out on video though because I have to!