The Lion King Rules (Advance Ticket Sales)
“Everything the light touches is our kingdom…” is now a literal phrase. The Lion King’s first-day advance ticket sales broke Disney live-action records for Fandango and Atom.
The Lion King: Besting Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s The Lion King in its first 24 hours of advance ticket sales has rung up the second best first-day sale of the year for Fandango after Avengers: Endgame, while Atom Tickets declares it’s the company’s best first-day sales for a family movie.
In addition, for Fandango, The Lion King is the ticket seller’s best first-day presales for a Disney release outside of the Star Wars or Marvel Cinematic Universe, outstripping 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, the previous record-holder.
Tickets went on sale at 6 AM PT yesterday for the live-action feature adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated feature toon, which opens July 19.
Childish Gambino, Beyoncé & Darth Vader
I mean, are we really surprised the film is breaking records? It’s The Lion King, starring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.
Let’s double down: The Lion King stars CHILDISH GAMBINO, BEYONCE, and DARTH VADER.
For goodness sakes. Of course, it’s going to rule the world.
More On The Lion King
For further facts, D’Alessandro added:
- The new list of first-day Disney-live action advance ticket sellers on Fandango (outside Star Wars and MCU) are as follows: The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
- For Atom, Lion King tops a list of previous top family pre-sellers that includes Toy Story 4, Aladdin, Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Shazam. Also for Atom, The Lion King sold four times as many tickets as Disney’s Aladdin in the same time period. The Lion King’s first 24 hours of pre-sales for Atom also outpaced that of Marvel’s Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Ant-Man & the Wasp in the same time period.
No matter the numbers, I will be there on opening night. Will you? Let us know in the comments.