It’s 1994 all over again, with a re-release of “The Lion King’’ opening at the top of the box office. A 3-D version of the Disney animated musical earned a surprising $29.3 million in its first weekend in theaters, according to Sunday estimates. The original film made more than $40 million when it opened nationwide 17 years ago. Last week’s No. 1 movie, Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,’’ dropped a spot in its second weekend. Among the other new releases, “Drive’’ came in at No. 3 with just over $11 million. “Straw Dogs,’’ a remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah thriller from Sony Screen Gems, opened in fifth place with $5 million. It stars James Marsden and Kate Bosworth as a married couple under siege in the rural South. “I Don’t Know How She Does It,’’ based on the best-seller of the same name, came in at No. 6 with $4.5 million. The Weinstein Co. comedy stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a wife and mother struggling to balance her home life with her job.
"There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy." - Singer Demi Lovato, talking to Ellen DeGeneres (during an episode that airs tomorrow) about battling an eating disorder.
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