Disney The Lion King

Yes, we know, it’s gonna be a long summer full of king puns as we wait the last few weeks for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. But this time it really is warranted: In its first day of advance ticket sales, the upcoming film has managed to snag Fandango’s record for second-best first-day sales so far this year — coming in just after Avengers: Endgameobvs.

Plus, Atom Tickets says The Lion King has the best first-day sales for a family movie. That’s quite a feat.

For some Disney-specific context, that means The Lion King now holds Fandango’s record for the best first-day presales for a Disney film, outside of the Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Is anyone *not* going to see this movie? If you need something to focus on until the July 19 release, you could always geek out over the star-studded soundtrack.

H/T Deadline 

Photo: Disney

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Sierra McCleary-Harris

Sierra McCleary-Harris

Sierra McCleary-Harris is a senior editor at Adventure Publishing Group, editing and producing content for the Toy Insider, the Toy Book, and the Pop Insider. If she's not at her desk, you can find her somewhere doing a puzzle, losing it over the latest arts and crafts, or hanging out with her kitties Hazelnutz & Pepper Ann.