The Jungle Book has earned Rs 74 crore in first week and it’s a big deal

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2016 09:40 IST
Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, The Jungle Book. (AP)

The critics and fans are equally pleased with this one. Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is running strong at the Indian box office and has collected over Rs 70 crore in its opening week.

Released in India in four different languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), the film brings a story straight from the enchanting forest of India and presents a modern take on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless classic, originally published in 1894.

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The film received a good response on Thursday and collected Rs 10.97 crore thus taking its cumulative total to Rs74.08 crore, read a statement.

Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, center, and Raksha the wolf, voiced by Lupita Nyong'o, appear in a scene from, The Jungle Book. (AP)

It is also said to be the highest week one collection for any Hollywood release in India so far.

The film, with Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli, made its way onto the screens in India on April 8, a week ahead of its release in the US.

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Along with Neel, the film is supported by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.

Bollywood stars likes Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have lent their voice for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book.

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