New 'Lion King' continues leading Chinese mainland box office

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"The Lion King," a new live action-style remake, continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, after a strong debut performance Friday.
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"The Lion King," a new live action-style remake, continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, after a strong debut performance Friday, China Movie Data Information Network reported Sunday.

The film, with prominent computer-generated imagery special effects, raked in 141.11 million yuan (about US$20.5 million) at the box office, accounting for about 48 percent of the daily total.

It boasts a total box office of 240 million yuan within two days since its premiere.

A Chinese anti-drug action film grossed 85.82 million yuan, accounting for 29.1 percent of the daily ticket sales.

"Spider-Man: Far from Home," the latest installment of the acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe, fell to third place, generating around 25 million yuan.

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