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Weekend Box Office: ‘The Lion King 3D’ Roars to Number One

Walt Disney Pictures

In a limited engagement in 3D, the 1994 Disney classic, ‘The Lion King,’ earned $29 million to take the top spot at the box office this weekend.

‘Contagion,’ last week’s most popular movie, moved to second place, while Ryan Gosling’s ‘Drive’ took third in its debut week. Former box office champ ‘The Help’ came in fourth, and ‘Straw Dogs’ rounded out the top five.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday-Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘The Lion King 3D’ – $29.3 million, $29.3 million total
2.’ Contagion’ – $14.4 million, $44.1 million total
3. ‘Drive’ – $11 million, $11 million total
4. ‘The Help’ – $6.4 million, $147.3 million total
5. ‘Straw Dogs’ – $5 million, $5 million total
6. ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ – $4.5 million, $4.5 million total
7. ‘The Debt’ – $2.9 million, $26.5 million total
8. ‘Warrior’ – $2.7 million, $9.9 million total
9. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ – $2.6 million, $171.6 million total
10. ‘Columbiana’ – $2.3 million, $33.3 million total

[Box Office Mojo]

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