Still from Disney's "The Lion King," starring Nala (Beyons Knowles) and Simba (Donald Glover).
"The King of the Lion" is a movie "Critical Evidence," analysts said.
Despite the many mixed reviews from critics, the overall consensus is that the remake of 1994's "Disney" will win at least $ 175 million at the start of the weekend in the United States, if not more.
weeks, the reviews were streaming in for the "Lion King", which is expected in the cinemas on July 1
However, analysts do not reduce their estimates at the cashier.
"The movie is made for an audience, not a critic," said Sean Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com.
While Disney embraces the film's opening at about $ 150 million, Robbins says the studio is usually on the conservative side when it comes to evaluating the box office's transfer.
"[‘Lion King’] is one of those movies that could fail water tracking," he said, noting that some had called the film to exceed $ 200 million in the United States during the first three days in cinemas.
"It does not matter what they say [critics]," said Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at the Exhibition Relations Department, last week. "People already want to see it or do not want to see it, and there are many people in" already want to see it "camp."
Over the weekend, Lion King earned $ 54.7 million in China. , higher than the openings of the Book of Jungle, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
Remake is already on track to be one of Disney's most successful titles in China, according to local predictions. Only on Friday, the film earned $ 13.4 million in the country, which is more than $ 13.2 million in the debut of Toy 4 game last month.
This strong opening in China is a good sign for the opening of the film. Weekend in the US as it will debut in most other international markets as well as in the country. Already in April, industry experts predicted that the "King of the Lions" might be the biggest film of the year.