Over the years, the box office scene has changed considerably. With a huge increase in the number of theatres worldwide, the cinema industry is enjoying a boom like never before. The economics of high ticket prices and big theatrical release resulted in the blockbuster like Avengers: Endgame. Can you guess the number of theatres the film was screened in? Well, keep reading.
There’s no denial that Avengers franchise enjoys a huge fan base across the globe but popularity isn’t the only factor that can fetch historical collection. Of course, Endgame enjoyed one of the widest releases ever in history. Owing to all the hype, the film saw its arrival in around 4,662 theatres. But hold on, it isn’t the highest number.
Yes, you read that right. Avengers: Endgame isn’t the widest release ever in history. Another biggie of 2019, The Lion King, enjoyed a theatre count of 4,725, as per Box Office Mojo. And it’s the highest count ever for any Hollywood movie!
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King released on 9th July 2019. It did a business of $1.65 billion globally.
Meanwhile, Jon Favreau had once shared a snapshot of the only “real” scene from The Lion King. It is the first scene of the film, depicting a sunrise photographed in Africa.
“This is the only real shot in ‘The Lion King’. There are 1,490 rendered shots created by animators and CG artists. I slipped in a single shot that we actually photographed in Africa to see if anyone would notice,” Favreau had captioned his Twitter image, adding: “It is the first shot of the movie that begins (the song) ‘The circle of life’.”