The Lion King has become the fourth Disney film this year to make $1billion worldwide at the box office.

The remake of their own 1995 animated classic has passed the magic money target less than three weeks after being released in cinemas.

The film - which features the voices of stars such as Beyonce and Donald Glover - joins Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Aladdin in Disney's remarkable Billion Dollar club.

According to Variety, director Jon Favreau's version of The Lion King is already the fifth-biggest worldwide release of of the year. And it's still early days.

In North America, it has racked up reported sales of around $361m, and $638m (£324m) elsewhere, with cinema-goers in China and Brazil seeing the film in their droves.

If you haven't been yet to see The Lion King, click here to read our review and see our cast interviews.

Here's the trailer: