'The Lion King 3D' claims box-office crown with $29.3 million

All told, Simba and company have grossed $357.8 million in theaters domestically over the last two decades.

Story highlights

  • "The Lion King 3D" earned an estimated $29.3 million
  • "Contagion" declined just 35 percent to $14.5 million
  • "Drive" raced into third place with $11 million