The Lion King 2018
The live-action The Lion King teaser trailer set a new record for Disney in its first 24 hours. Disney has enjoyed much in the way of big box office returns (and, in more cases than not, critical success) with its live-action remakes of its classic animated films in recent years.
The Lion King is arguably the most high-profile of those retellings that Disney has in the works now. The original 1994 2D animated film's lifetime box office gross (including the takes from its IMAX and 3D re-releases) sits at a hefty $968 million worldwide, and the movie itself remains one of the Mouse House's most widely acclaimed efforts of all time. Disney recruited Jon Favreau to reimagine The Lion King as a photorealistic CGI production after he succeeded in giving its animated The Jungle Book a similar makeover two years ago. Jump to the present and the film is already breaking records, thanks to its first trailer.