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"Lion King 3D Weekend Box Office"The re-release of ‘Lion King 3D’, an animated hit movie of Disney is on roar, after it has topped the US weekend box office.

The original Disney’s super hit animated movie ‘Lion King’ of 1994 has been re-released in 3D version and is roaring at North American weekend box office. It has debuted at the top place, grossing $29.3 million. The reports suggest that, it has done a great job than the expectations, as it was believed to grossing $15 million. But, it has shattered the expectations and did a great job in its three-day screening at US weekend box office.

The original flick ‘The Lion King’ has grossed a total of $312.9 million, after it was release in 1994 and emerged as the highest grossing animated movie in the history of box office. Also, it was released in IMAX and grossed another $15.7 million and totaled its complete gross to $357.8 million in US theaters, over the past twenty years. It is still holding the record of being the highest grossing animated movie till date.

’The Lion King 3D’ is followed by ‘Contagion’ in second place, which topped the box office last week. It grossed $14.4 million over the weekend. The movie directed by Steven Soderbergh has totaled its gross to $44.2 million domestically, over two weeks. A new entry, ‘Drive’, an R-rated action flick with Ryan Gosling in the lead role has debuted in third place with $11 million. But, the Nicolas Winding Refn directed movie, managed to get C- CinemaScore, despite receiving strong critics. ‘The Help’ is the former number one is in fourth place with $6.4 million, while another new entry ‘Straw Dogs’ has debuted in fifth place with $5 million, with a CinemaScore of C.

Check out the complete top 10 movies at US Weekend Box Office:

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

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