Further proof that Internet hype means little in terms of mainstream receipts. Based on the great word and all the hype for DRIVE on the internet, I def thought the movie was going to open at number 1. (I add myself to the hype, i saw an advance screening and absolutely loved it).
And with the number 1 movie being an old classic only re-released in 3D, perhaps 3D isn't in it's last legs. But perhaps Lion King is one of those EVENT 3D movies, where as some of the 3D movies released this summer simply had no business in 3D