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3-D Lion King roars to $30.2M opening

Wednesday, 21 September , 2011, 17:23

Box office reports

A re-release of an old movie topped several new offerings at the box office, with The Lion King 3-D making $30.2 million in its debut.

Monday's final figure surpassed the Sunday studio estimate of $29.3 million.

The Disney animated musical favorite, now rendered in 3-D, features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons. It was the rare family film in a sea of challenging and R-rated fare this past weekend.

Last week's top movie, the Warner Bros. thriller Contagion, dropped into second place with $14.5 million. It's now grossed $44.3 million over two weeks. The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are :

The Lion King 3-D
Presented by: Disney
Total collection: $30,151,614

Presented by: Warner Bros.
Total collection: $44,260,524
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Presented by: FilmDistrict
Total collection: $11,340,461

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The Help
Presented by: Disney
Total collection: $147,439,793
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Straw Dogs
Presented by: Sony Screen Gems
Total collection: $5,123,760

Courtesy : Associated Press

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