Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King doesn’t open until July 19, but this new version of the beloved animated classic is already breaking records.
Fandango announced Tuesday that the film is the new record-holder for the best first-day presales for a traditional
Tickets went on sale on Fandango Monday for The Lion King. Within the first 24 hours, according to the ticketing company, the movie’s advance ticket sales had already blown past
“The Lion King is the summer’s most anticipated family film,” Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis about the presale record. “With a marvelous ensemble cast, groundbreaking effects, a host of songs we all know by heart and a director who has emerged as a major visionary talent, the recipe is there for hearts to be warmed and records to be broken.”
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— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) June 23, 2019
With today’s news, that means the top
- The Lion King (2019)
- Beauty and the Beast (2017)
- Aladdin (2019)
Here also are some additional fun tidbits about The Lion King from a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 ticket-buyers:
- 97% are fans of the original 1994 movie.
- 95% are excited to see how The Lion King incorporates the original film’s iconic soundtrack.
- 82% are fans of the voice cast.
- 73% are fans of Disney’s recent adaptations.