"The Lion King" reigned supreme at the box office this weekend, nearly two decades after the classic animated movie was first released in theaters.
A 3-D version of the 1994 family film began its limited, two-week engagement this weekend and collected a surprisingly strong $29.3 million domestically, according to an estimate from Walt Disney Pictures.
Also opening this weekend was "Drive," a violent crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, which started off with a decent $11 million in ticket sales. Two other new films, however, flopped. A remake of 1971's "Straw Dogs" brought in only $5 million, while the Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy "I Don't Know How She Does It" grossed a weak $4.5 million. COMPANY TOWN
Photo: "The Lion King" again ruled the U.S. box office. Credit: Walt Disney PicturesCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times