By Dilip Kuner • 07 August 2019 • 12:00
IN its first 14 days on Spanish screens the hyper-realistic digital version of The Lion King has taken €22million at the box office out of a global total of €1billion.
The film, which premiered on July 18, was number one in the Spanish box office for 14 days and has been seen by 3.7 million viewers.
The film, made by Jon Favreau for Disney in Live Action (a digital technique that uses photography to achieve a hyper-realistic effect), is already the third highest grossing of the year in Spain behind Disney’s Avengers Endgame (€28.9 million) and Aladdin (€24.2 million).
It’s a reissue of the 1994 animated classic that tells the story of the birth of a new king of the jungle in the middle of the African savannah; the cub Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes his own real destiny very seriously.
But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates it; Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne, has his own plans, which include betrayal, pain and death.
The battle for territory ends with Simba’s exile, and, with the help of a curious pair of new friends, he will have to learn to mature and recover what rightfully belongs to him.
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