THE LION KING HITS $1BN BOX OFFICE MARK

The Lion King has become the fourth Disney film this year to make $1bn (£821m) in worldwide box office sales.

The Disney remake of the 1994 classic has achieved the feat less than three weeks after being released in cinemas.

The movie, which features the voices of Beyonce and Donald Glover, joins Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Aladdin in Disney’s $1bn class of 2019.

is already the fifth-biggest global release of of the year.

In North America, it has racked up sales of around $361m (£267m) and $638m (£324m) overseas, with cinema-goers in China and Brazil leading the way

Her album of collaborations – with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and many more – shifted 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending 25 July, according to Nielsen Music, and also currently sits in second place in the US Billboard 200

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