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The Lion King (1994)

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20 minutes ago, cannastop said:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=lionking.htm

 

The event to end all events for animated films. Not only did it reach #4 of all time, its re-releases make the film adjust to $771m. Without re-releases, it's $646m.

It's truly, and I mean truly incredible to see that a re-release of a 20 year old film got nearly 100m unadjusted. And it was #1 for the first two weekends.

 

Only a few movies can do that nowadays.

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There's something slightly sketchy were Disney removed this movie from theaters for two months, only to re-release it in the holidays. Can't do that in today's market.

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3 minutes ago, cannastop said:

There's something slightly sketchy were Disney removed this movie from theaters for two months, only to re-release it in the holidays. Can't do that in today's market.

 

The schedule is way too packed to pull a stunt like that these days. Although I could see a TFA re-release leading up to TLJ or something.

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57 minutes ago, AABATTERY said:

 

The schedule is way too packed to pull a stunt like that these days. Although I could see a TFA re-release leading up to TLJ or something.

If you count one day as a re-release, I also can see that happening.

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1 hour ago, AABATTERY said:

 

The schedule is way too packed to pull a stunt like that these days. Although I could see a TFA re-release leading up to TLJ or something.

It has to get to $1 billion domestic somehow. :lol:

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On 2/3/2017 at 9:06 PM, franfar said:

It's truly, and I mean truly incredible to see that a re-release of a 20 year old film got nearly 100m unadjusted. And it was #1 for the first two weekends.

 

Only a few movies can do that nowadays.

Correction: No movies can do that nowadays.

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On 2/6/2017 at 0:42 AM, cannastop said:

Correction: No movies can do that nowadays.

 

Does the market changed that much since 2011 ? I suspect you are right, the buzz around a 3D re-release had probably a 3/4 year's windows of 2009 to 2012.

 

All the big re-release happened during that time:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=3drereleases.htm

 

Opening a re-release at 30 million, is pretty hard to imagine now, we will need a new very popular technology before we get something similar happening again.

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42 minutes ago, elcaballero said:

What do the prospects for the T2 re-release look like? 

T2?

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2 minutes ago, elcaballero said:

Terminator 2.

Isn't this the wrong thread?

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Just now, franfar said:

Isn't this the wrong thread?

He's trying to compare that potential re-release to The Lion King's in 2011.

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I'll see Terminator 2 ten times in its re-release to help it get to $100M.

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Between the nearly $1 Billion in movie box office, the 15 million Soundtrack copies sold, the nearly 60 million vhs/dvd/blurays sold (an untouchable record), and the $3 Billion in licensed merchandise sold over the years, the Lion King is arguably the single most profitable movie of all time.

 

Oh, and the play it spawned has done $6 Billion in business, the #1 play of all time.

 

Sheesh!

 

 

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14 minutes ago, SteveJaros said:

Between the nearly $1 Billion in movie box office, the 15 million Soundtrack copies sold, the 55 million home video/dvd/blurays sold (an untouchable record), and the $3 Billion in licensed merchandise sold over the years, the Lion King is arguably the single most profitable movie of all time.

 

Oh, and the play it spawned has done $6 Billion in business, the #1 play of all time.

 

Sheesh!

 

 

The Lion King, king of movies.

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Adjusted for inflation, this movie would cost ~$154,375,452 in 2016 dollars.

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Its November 1994 re-release is so odd and interesting. The way they pulled it from theaters after Summer and then re-released it to strong grosses in the Winter... 

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