Busy weekend at the multiplex, and whaddya know – the king of the jungle is also king at the box office. Even though it’s almost 20 years old, The Lion King 3D managed to top all the new releases this past weekend with $30 million, thanks to it being a Disney favorite, as well as arriving in 3D (meaning higher ticket prices). Congrats go out to you and me since we both predicted The Lion King’s win, which kinda says something about what audiences want from Hollywood if a 20-year-old cartoon is beating all the latest new releases, right?
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Erik has been one of the Web's leading movie commentators since 2005, having worked as an editor and writer for outlets like Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical, Flavorwire, SXSW Magazine, Entertainment Today and more. His favorite movie is 'Back to the Future,' and his favorite activity is playing Spider-Man with his two young children. You can follow Erik's adventures on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, @erikdavis.