Disney’s strategy on re-working on the old classics is ensuring the distributors are laughing all the way to bank as The Lion King King showed a massive growth on Saturday at the box office in India.
After the success of The Jungle Book, The Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin, Disney’s fourth installment is working wonders at the ticket window. Though the reviews from the critics have been negative to mixed, the fans of the The Lion King are showing at the theaters with families which is converting into a good moolah.
After the blockbuster The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau has taken over the responsibility of adapting The Lion King into a live-action film with CGI remake and features stars like Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones who will be reprising his role as Mufasa. The Lion King opened to a good response in the morning shows to 30-35% occupancy in domestic market consolidating a solid number of Rs 11.06 crore, becoming 6th highest Hollywood opening film of all time after Avengers: Endgame (Rs 53.10 crore), Avengers: Infinity War (Rs 31.30 crore), Captain Marvel (Rs 13.01 crore), Fast & Furious 7 (Rs 12.30 crore) & Deadpool 2 (Rs 11.25 crore).
As per early trade estimates, The Lion King showed a very good growth of around 70 % on Saturday with Rs 15.16 crore, bringing the 2 days total collection to Rs 26.22 crores. Expect another hurricane on Sunday as more families will flock the theaters to watch the animated-remake.
Shah Rukh Khan has dubbed the voice of Mufasa in Hindi language while his son, Aryan Khan, has given voice of Simba. Other voice over is provided by Ashish Vidyarthy, Sanjay Mishra, Shreyas Talpade and Shernaz Patel.
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