Sunday, September 18, 2011
MOVIES: 17 years later, the king has returned.
Not only does Simba reign over Pride Rock, this weekend he reigns over the box office as well. Not missing a beat, The Lion King returned to theaters this weekend and this time in 3D. The result, $29.3 million dollars. It's a testament to how timeless the Disney classics truly are. Whether you're like me and grew up with The Lion King or whether you're a parent showing it to your kids for the first time, the movie still represents everything that makes Disney great. I haven't gotten out this weekend to see it yet but I promise you I will before it leaves theaters in two weeks. Following the King was Contagion which snagged $14.5 million in its second weekend at the box office. Drive came in third place with $11 million followed by The Help which remained in the top 5 with $6.4 million. Rounding out the top 5, Straw Dogs scared $5 million worth of people this weekend. On the list of the top 5 I really really really want to see both Drive and Lion King. Hopefully I can see both within the week.