Headlines from China: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Gets One-Month Theatrical Extension in China

THE LION KING – Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. In theaters July 29, 2019…© 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Gets One-Month Theatrical Extension in China

It’s announced today that Disney’s musical drama film The Lion King has been given the permission to extend its theatrical run in China for one month to September 10. The Lion King was released in China on July 12, which is one week prior to its US release. So far, the film has raked in RMB 820 million. Worldwide, its cumulative box office is reaching USD 1.2 billion. Read more on Mtime

‘Ne Zha’ Beats ‘Monster Hunt’ to Enter China’s Box Office Top 10 of All Time

Chinese animated film Ne Zha has been swiping China box office by storm since it was released on July 26. After becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the Chinese history, the film beats fantasy drama film Monster Hunt today to become the 10th highest-grossing film of all time in China. As of this writing, the cumulative box office of Ne Zha has exceeded RMB 2.5 billion. With this momentum, Ne Zha will likely also beat films such as Hello Mr. Billionaire and The Fate of the Furious. Read more on Mtime