The Jungle Book crosses Rs 150 crore in India, rewrites the rules
Disney’s The Jungle Book is having a golden run at the Indian box office. The Hollywood film has minted over Rs150 crore in the country since its release.hollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2016 14:51 IST
Disney’s The Jungle Book is having a golden run at the Indian box office. The Hollywood film has minted over Rs150 crore in the country since its release.
The film was in India on April 8 -- a week before its release in the US.
Released in India in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), The Jungle Book features Indian-American child artist Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
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According to a statement from the makers, The Jungle Book collected Rs 2.94 crore on Wednesday, seeing a drop of only two percent from Tuesday. The cumulative total is Rs 150.94 crore.
Despite being in competition with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s highly anticipated film Fan, The Jungle Book managed to do good business. The film had entered the coveted Rs100 crore club in India in just 10 days since its release.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh is impressed with the business and said that the Hollywood film is “rewriting the rules of the game”.
He tweeted: “The Jungle Book is rewriting the rules of the game... Attains an enviable feat by crossing Rs.150 crore... Setting new benchmarks.”
#TheJungleBook is rewriting the rules of the game... Attains an enviable feat by crossing ₹ 150 cr... Setting new benchmarks...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2016
#TheJungleBook [Week 3] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 6.65 cr, Sun 8.69 cr, Mon 3.02 cr, Tue 3.01 cr, Wed 2.94 cr. Total: ₹ 150.94 cr nett. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2016
Along with Neel Sethi, the film stars Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have lent their voices for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book.
In fact, Disney studio has also confirmed a sequel of The Jungle Book.
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