Disney's 'Lion King' in 3D is No. 1 at box office 17 years later

"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 Pictures

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