Lion King 3-D Roars Way to Top Spot at Box Office

September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM EDT

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Lion King 3-D Roars Way to Top Spot at Box Office

September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM EDT

The 3-D release of the animated Disney movie classic The Lion King was a hit over the weekend, earning more than $29 million to top the box office charts, according to a USA Today story.

The revenue was more than double industry projections, according to the report. The Lion King eclipsed last weekend's top-earning movie Contagion, which dropped to the No. 2 spot.

Read the USA Today story HERE.