The Lion King Beats Drive at box office

Drive - Ryan Gossling

Drive, a new film featuring a Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver, came in way further down the box office list than the 3-D release of The Lion King this weekend.

While Drive got good reviews from movie goers and many critics like The Hollywood Reporter’s “exhilarating ride” comment, others pointed out some negative spots. The Los Angeles Times‘ Kenneth Turan says Drive “doesn’t spend a lot of time on mayhem, but what does get put on screen is intense, unsettling and increasingly grotesque and graphic.”

The $11 million that Drive made may have been enough to top Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest, I Don’t Know How She Does It, but the film didn’t come close to the $29.3 million The Lion King brought in. Looks like the mixed reviews made it tough for a newcomer to compete with a classic.

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: Inside Line