Box Office: Lion King Holds Onto No. 1, Moneyball Hits It Out of the Park
Brad Pitt, Taylor Lautner and Robert De Niro were no match for nostalgia at the box office, as Disney's re-release of The Lion King held onto the No. 1 spot, Box Office Mojo reports.
The 1994 film grossed an estimated $22.1 million in its second week back. Coming in second for the weekend, Moneyball was top among new releases. The baseball drama starring Pitt brought in $20.6 million (the highest opening for a baseball movie ever). Close behind was the inspirational family film Dolphin Tale, which earned $20.2 million.
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Abduction, the action movie headlined by Twilight's Lautner ranked fourth with $11.2 million. Killer Elite, starring De Niro, drew $9.5 million to complete the top 5. Contagion grabbed the No. 6 spot, with $8.5 million.
Rounding out the top 10: Drive (No. 7, $5.7 million), The Help (No. 8, $4.4 million, bringing its total to $154.4 million), Straw Dogs (No. 9, $2.1 million) and I Don't Know How She Does It (No. 10, $2 million).