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3-D ‘Lion King’ Feels The Love With $29.3M Opening

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textalerts180 3 D Lion King Feels The Love With $29.3M Opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s 1994 all over again, with a re-release of “The Lion King” opening at the top of the box office.

A 3-D version of the animated Disney favorite earned a surprising $29.3 million in its first weekend in theaters, according to Sunday estimates. The original film made more than $40 million when it opened nationwide 17 years ago.

Last week’s No. 1 movie, Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” dropped a spot in its second weekend. The Warner Bros. viral thriller made about $14.5 million for a total of $44.2 million.

Among the other new releases, “Drive” came in at No. 3 with just over $11 million. Ryan Gosling stars as a stoic wheelman in the retro action picture from FilmDistrict.

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