Expectedly, the highly-buzzed Hollywood offering The Lion King is ruling the box office in India since its release. Despite having the successfully-running Hindi films Kabir Singh, Article 15 & Super 30 in its parallel, the fantasy adventure film has diverted the major Indian audience towards itself in metros.
Directed by the director of 2016’s The Jungle Book Jon Favreau, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1994 animated film with the same title has lived up to the expectations of the audience. Also, it has received mostly positive reviews from critics and gathered a good word of mouth.
The Lion King had started its journey at an excellent note and registered the 6th best opening of all time in India by a Hollywood film. Over the weekend, it had picked up remarkably and did the business of 54.75 crores that included 11.06 crores on Friday, 19.15 crores on Saturday & 24.54 crores on Sunday.
Now Walt Disney Studios’ presentation is running on weekdays and still has a complete hold over the audience. On Monday, it had recorded a drop of 28.57% vis-a-vis Friday and minted the amount of 7.90 crores. On the next day i.e. Tuesday, with a further decline, it managed to collect 7.09 crores.
With this, the total collection of The Lion King after 5 days has become 69.67 crores nett (82.94 crores gross) at the Indian box office from 2140 screens including all the versions. As per the current trend, it is expected to rake around 82 crores nett by the end of this week.