New "Lion King" leads Chinese mainland box office


13th July, 2019 04:42:37 printer



"The Lion King," a new live action-style remake, topped the Chinese mainland box office on Friday, with a strong first-day performance, China Movie Data Information Network reported Saturday.

The film, with prominent CGI special effects, raked in 95.13 million yuan (about 13.83 million US dollars) at the box office, accounting for nearly half of the daily total.

A Chinese anti-drug action film grossed 60 million yuan (8.72 million US dollars), accounting for 29.13 percent of the daily ticket sales.

"Spider-Man: Far from Home," the latest installment of the acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe, fell to third place, generating around 14.6 million yuan.