It’s been a memorable weekend for the Walt Disney Co. as The Lion King roared, Toy Story 4 topped $800 million worldwide and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame skipped past Avatar to rank as the biggest film of all time globally.
In Australia the top 20 titles harvested $30 million, up 39 per cent on the previous weekend, according to Numero. Among the other new releases, Madman Entertainment’s Apollo 11, Forum Films’ Ardaas Karaan and Universal’s The White Crow made useful contributions.
Meanwhile Richard Lowenstein’s Mystify: Michael Hutchence has raked in $893,000 for Madman after collecting $83,000 in its third outing, now on 55 screens, with 16 new regional locations booked for this Thursday.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the live action/CGI remake of The Lion King rang up $20.5 million at the weekend and $24.7 million on 930 screens since the Wednesday opening. “Audiences clearly decided the average reviews didn’t matter