After a tremendous opening weekend, the latest Hollywood offering The Lion King has remained strong on weekdays as well and registered a solid first week at the Indian box office. Despite the holdover titles Kabir Singh, Article 15 & Super 30, it has crossed the 80-crore mark within 7 days of release.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the live-action of 1994’s animated film with the same title has got succeed to live up to the expectations of the audience and gathered a good word of mouth. From critics also, it has received mostly positive reviews and as a result, diverted the major audience toward itself in metros.
The Lion King was expectedly opened at an excellent note last Friday and had emerged as the 6th best Hollywood opener of all time in India. Over the weekend, it had picked up remarkably and raked the business of 54.75 crores that included 11.06 crores on Friday, 19.15 crores on Saturday & 24.54 crores on Sunday.
Then on weekdays, Walt Disney Studios’ presentation had witnessed a normal decline in footfalls but still remained strong enough throughout. On Monday, after a drop of 28.57% vis-a-vis Friday, it had minted the amount of 7.90 crores. While, with further dips, it bagged 7.02 crores on Tuesday & 6.25 crores on Wednesday.
On the next day i.e. Thursday, The Lion King has managed to collect the amount of 5.65 crores and raised its one week total collection to 81.57 crores nett (97.11 crores gross) from 2140 screens across India including all the languages & formats.