The Lion King’s belly is not full, gobbling more millions at the NZ box office


With The Lion King continuing to dominate screens in Aotearoa in its second weekend, there wasn’t much of a crowd to please for crowd-pleasing new release Booksmart. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut entered the ladder in 8th place while cinema concert maestro André Rieu took his Shall We Dance? feature all the way to #2.

Disney will get a proper challenge next weekend with the release of Hobbs & Shaw this Thursday. For now, see the full Aotearoa Top 10 below.

1. The Lion King $1,974,167 (Disney)
2. André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? $308,844 (Piece of Magic)
3. Spider-Man: Far From Home $221,234 (Sony)
4. Toy Story 4 $150,751 (Disney)
5. Yesterday $128,189 (Universal)
6. Chal Mera Putt $87,874 (Mindblowing)
7. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $61,449 (Universal)
8. Booksmart $54,830 (Universal)
9. Ardaas Karaan $51,677 (Forum Films)
10. The Keeper $40,565 (Icon)

Source: Numero. Estimated figures as at 1:22pm, 29/07/19