The newly released 3D version of Disney‘s wildly popular animated movie “The Lion King” claimed the weekend box office throne this weekend … with domestic ticket sales totaling up to $29.3 million, shocking critics and even people at Disney, who estimated that the movie wouldn’t do more than around $10 million or so.

Since its release in 1994, the original Lion King — considered to be one of the most successful animated films of all time — has earned an impressive $358 million dollars in the U.S. alone, and $784 million in theaters worldwide.

A 3D Blu-ray disc for “The Lion King” is set for release next month.

This weekend’s top 10 movies are below:

1. The Lion King 3D — $29.3 mil
2. Contagion — $14.5 mil
3. Drive — $11.0 mil
4. The Help — $6.4 mil
5. Straw Dogs — $5.0 mil
6. I Don’t Know Who She Does It — $4.5 mil
7. The Debt — $2.9 mil
8. Warrior — $2.8 mil
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes — $2.6 mil
10. Colombiana — $2.3 mil