3D Lion King still king at box office

The 3D re-release of the 1994 animated movie The Lion King retained the top position at the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row, taking in another $22.1 million and hanging on to its 4 out of 5 star rating at Tribute.ca. The top new movie opening was Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt as a baseball manager. It earned 20.6 million and is rated 3.8 stars at Tribute.ca. Following very closely behind was Dolphin Tale with $20.3 million, based on a true story. It’s a favorite with Tribute viewers , who gave it a very high 4.6 stars out of 5. In fourth place was the action thriller Abduction, starring Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner as a teen who finds out he was abducted as a child. It earned $11.2 million and a respectable 3.8 stars from Tribute viewers. Rounding out the top five was the action movie Killer Elite, starring Jason Statham and Robert De Niro, taking in $9.5 million with 3.9 stars.

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  1. Germain • September 26, 2011 @ 1:28 PM

    I would have bet money that Moneyball would finish much stronger than any other new realeases. To get beat by an 18 year old movie is a little tough to take but I guess a new generation is a new audience an explains the success.

  2. C-Dub • September 26, 2011 @ 3:34 PM

    This trend started a while ago with re-releases. Now instead of remaking movies (like I said in older comments on articles), this movie is one you cannot remake. So, 3D it and re-release and bam, a new generation will make it a must-see movie. Way to go Disney cashcow (or cash lion in this case).
    Really Shocking is Killer Elite losing to a dolphin.

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