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  • The Lion King broke a box office record for Disney in its opening weekend. 1 / 8

  • Jon Favreau's photorealistic CGI remake of the 1994 animated feature divided critics. 2 / 8

  • Many didn't see why a remake was necessary, while others applauded its technological feats. 3 / 8

  • Despite critic reviews, the film had a strong opening weekend. 4 / 8

  • It debuted with a record-breaking $185,000,000, topping previous debuts of live action remakes. 5 / 8

  • The Lion King is currently Disney's 14th live-action remake. 6 / 8

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be Disney's final live-action release of 2019. 7 / 8

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