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Disney’s “The Lion King,” in theaters next weekend in the US, is just one of many live-action remakes of its animated classics the company is releasing this year.
We compared some of Disney’s animated originals to their live-action remakes at the box office after inflation, including the recent “Aladdin” remake.
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Disney’s “The Lion King” remake hits US theaters next weekend, and it’s not the first, or last, Disney remake of an animated classic being released this year.

“Aladdin” arrived in May and has made over $900 million worldwide so far. A sequel to the “Sleeping Beauty” reimagining, “Maleficent,” comes to theaters in October. And a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” will be included on Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, when it launches in November.

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Disney has ramped up its live-action remakes in recent years, and they’ve raked in tons of cash for the company at the box office. “Beauty and the Beast” grossed $1.2 billion worldwide in 2017. And “The Lion King” is expected to be a hit despite poor reviews.

But the animated classics these movies are inspired by fared rather well, too — at least after inflation.

We’ve gathered six Disney animated classics and their remakes to compare the box-office takes, adjusted for inflation, based on figures from Box Office Mojo. We included the adjusted and original domestic box-office grosses for the movies, the original worldwide take for the live-action remakes, and the production budgets when available.

The animated movies have been rereleased multiple times in theaters over the years, so we based the domestic numbers only on the original release. We excluded movies like “Dumbo” and “Alice in Wonderland” because reliable box-office data wasn’t available.

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“Cinderella” (1950 original)

Adjusted domestic gross: $170,000,000

Original domestic gross: $10,000,000

“Cinderella” (2015 remake) — WINNER

Adjusted domestic gross: $219,003,000

Original domestic gross: $201,151,353

Worldwide gross: $543,514,353

Production budget: $95 million

The 2015 “Cinderella” remake, starring Lily James, grossed more domestically than its animated predecessor, but the original puts up a fight after inflation with $170 million.

“Sleeping Beauty” (1959 original) — WINNER

Adjusted domestic gross: $618,090,800

Original domestic gross: $36,479,805

“Maleficent” (2014 remake of “Sleeping Beauty”)

Adjusted domestic gross: …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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2 Disney live-action remakes that beat the animated originals at the US box office — and 4 that fell short

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