The critics hate The Lion King but the presale tickets indicate that no one is listening to them. The movie scored 59% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango announced The Lion King was outpacing Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast in presale tickets. It is projected to be the 2nd biggest presale behind Avengers: Endgame. In China, the movie earned an estimated $13 million on opening day. Has a critics review of a movie ever stopped you from seeing a movie?