'The Lion King 3d' Roars Its Way to the Top of the Box Office

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The 3D re-release of Disney classic The Lion King has roared to the top of the U.S. box office chart, grossing $29.3 million. The animated family film, which features the voice of teen idol Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a young... 000_013_271_lionking_lh091911

The 3D re-release of Disney classic The Lion King has roared to the top of the U.S. box office chart, grossing $29.3 million.

The animated family film, which features the voice of teen idol Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a young Simba, was originally released in 1994, when it opened with takings of more than $40 million, and it's proved a big hit the second time around, too.

The Lion King 3D knocked last week's number one, the star-studded outbreak thriller Contagion, into second place with $14.5 million. Ryan Gosling's Drive enters at three, followed by The Help at four. The remake of 1971 psychological thriller Straw Dogs debuts at five, while Sarah Jessica Parker's new comedy I Don't Know How She Does It only manages to reach sixth place on the weekly chart.

It looks like nostalgia wins over big names! If you have the chance to see The Lion King in 3D, we highly recommend it. We know by now that you probably own the DVD, but there's just something about watching it in the theater. Hakuna Matata!

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