The Lion King has become the fourth Disney film to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark in the country. It has made over Rs. 114.27 crore in first two weeks.
This super hit film made Rs. 81.57 crore in the first week it and Rs. 32.70 crore. in the second week. The film’s winning spree is unstoppable as it continued a stellar performance over the second weekend. It garnered a decent Rs 11.06 crore on its first day, and quickly picked up the pace and emerged as one of the biggest opening Hollywood movies of all time.
The Lion King has collected Rs 114.27 crore in two weeks. Notably, it is Disney’s fourth film to enter the Rs 100 crore after The Jungle Book, Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.
Jon Favreau’s film, which released on July 19 in India, recreates the 1994 Disney classic of the same name and brings back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is to succeed his father Mufasa as the king of the Pride Land.
This is the second Hollywood film to earn over Rs 30 crore at the Indian box office in 2019 after Avengers: Endgame.
The star-studded voice cast of the original Hollywood version of The Lion King 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 Shah Rukh Khan voicing Mufasa and his son Aryan as Simba.