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‘Jungle Cruise’ Trailer Promises Adventure, Romance, And The Rock’s Biceps

What won’t Disney remake? The studio, notable for its endless imagination, seems to have run out of ideas. Just this year alone, we have seen a “Dumbo” that never soars, an “Aladdin” whose rug resembled Lebowski‘s and a “Lion King” that couldn’t take its own advice: “Remember who you are.” With “Jungle Cruise” the studio […]

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Disney breaks own record for global box office returns in a year

The Lion King helps Disney amass $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn in 2016Disney has broken its own record of worldwide film receipts by an individual studio in a single year, underlining its dominant position in the global film industry. According to Variety, Disney has amassed $7.67bn to date […]

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The Lion King review – resplendent but pointless

Jon Favreau’s photorealistic copy of the classic 1994 animated feature is a virtual triumph – but why go to the effort?Disney’s money-spinning mission to recycle its animated back catalogue with “live action” remakes continues apace. In the past few years we’ve had Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Bill Condon’s Beauty […]

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Streaming: where to find the best film remakes

Cinema’s recycling trend continues with Disney’s imminent reprise of The Lion King. But then some remakes are better than others…With next week’s mainstream cinema calendar largely cleared for the presumed box-office colossus that is the “live-action” The Lion King remake, film critics once more have an opportunity to grumble about Hollywood’s over-dependence on do-overs at […]

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‘Aladdin’ fends off ‘Godzilla: King Of Monsters’, ‘Secret Life Of Pets 2’ at UK box office

Aladdin only drops 15%, while Godzilla sequel posts underwhelming £2.3m opening weekend.DisneyFollowing its £5.7m opening weekend, Aladdin impressed again this time out, dropping a slender 15% with £4.9m, a result that belied the good weather in the UK. That figure was enough to see it hold onto the number one spot despite challenges from Universal’s […]

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb In Talks For Disney’s Upcoming ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Remake

Let’s be honest, Disney is running out of animated films to remake in live-action. This year alone, there’s “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” and the upcoming “The Lion King.” This is on the heels of “The Jungle Book,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” This doesn’t even take into consideration the multitude of films […]

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‘Aladdin’ Grants Disney’s Box Office Wishes As ‘Brightburn’ & ‘Booksmart’ Disappoint During Holiday Weekend

Disney may rule the film industry and control most major franchises that you know and love, but that doesn’t mean the studio is perfect. Every now and then, the Mouse House releases a stinker at the box office, proving that even with all the money in the world and the most recognizable IP, Disney is […]

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Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Flies to $7 Million on Thursday Night

Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” flew to $7 million during Thursday night previews in North America.That’s well above the $5.7 million “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” earned two weeks ago on its way to a $54 million three-day opening.“Aladdin” has been pegged to gross between $75 million to $85 million at about 4,400 sites over the four-day Memorial Day […]

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Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Set For May 24 China Debut, Day-And-Date With U.S.

Disney’s new live-action “Aladdin” will release in China on May 24, day-and-date with North America, giving the studio a run of three films in Chinese theaters as many months.Directed by Guy Ritchie, who also co-write the screenplay, and starring Will Smith and Canadian newcomer Mena Massoud, the film will be the twelfth live-action remake based […]

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