The Lion King box office collection: Disney remake on fire, becomes second Hollywood film to achieve this big feat in 2019
The Lion King box office collection: Disney's remake of its 1994 blockbuster - The Lion King - has set the box office on fire in India, raking over Rs 50 crore in the opening weekend alone. With this, The Lion King has become the second Hollywood film only after 'Avengers: Endgame' to score a half century at the Indian box office.
The Lion King box office collection: Disney's remake of its 1994 blockbuster - The Lion King - has set the box office on fire in India, raking over Rs 50 crore in the opening weekend alone. With this, The Lion King has become the second Hollywood film only after 'Avengers: Endgame' to score a half century at the Indian box office. The film had released to 2,140 screens on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. On day 1, The Lion King collection stood at Rs 11.06 crore and the film picked up really well on Sunday, minting a jaw-dropping Rs 24.54 crore.
The Lion King film's overall collection at the end of day 3 stood at Rs 54.75 crore. "#TheLionKing sets the BO on ... Proves all forecasts/predictions wrong, as biz crosses ₹ 50 cr in 3 days... Trends much, much better than #TheJungleBook [₹ 40.19 cr]... Fri 11.06 cr, Sat 19.15 cr, Sun 24.54 cr. Total: ₹ 54.75 cr. India biz. All versions," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday afternoon.
The Lion King is the only movie other than the Avengers to earn over Rs 50 crore on the opening weekend. "#TheLionKing is the second #Hollywood film to cross ₹ 50 cr NBOC [opening weekend] in *2019*... Earlier, #AvengersEndgame had set a new benchmark by collecting ₹ 50 cr+ every single day: [Fri] ₹ 53.60 cr, [Sat] ₹ 52.20 cr, [Sun] ₹ 52.85 cr. India biz. All versions," Adarsh said, in another tweet.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the man who recreated The Jungle Book for the studio, The Lion King brings back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is to succeed his father Mufasa as King of the Pride Lands. Favreau's film updates the classic tale with photo-realistic and computer-generated animation.
The star-studded voice cast of the original Hollywood version includes Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Kani and John Oliver. Actor James Earl Jones reprises his role of Mufasa from the original. The Hindi version has been lent voices by Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjya Mishra and Ashish Vidyarthi, among others.
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