The Lion King 1st day box office collection: Jon Favreau’s remake of 1994 classic is off to a superb opening at the Indian box office.
After The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau is back with The Lion King, an updated and photo-realistic version of 1994 classic of the same name. Being one of the biggest family entertainers of the year, The Lion King is off to a superb opening at the Indian box office.
Despite the competition from several new and holdover releases, The Lion King is the first choice for the moviegoers this week. Director Jon Favreau has delivered yet another masterpiece after The Jungle Book.
Presented by Walt Disney Studios, Jon Favreau’s directorial has all its basics covered. Released with much hype and buzz, the movie has received positive reviews from the critics.
It is getting a superb response, especially from the kids and family audience. Even youngsters are also looking forward to it due to the nostalgia factor.
A report of Bollywood trade website box office India states that The Lion King has recorded 35% occupancy on its opening day. This is considered a very good opening. In terms of occupancy, it is the 7th highest opening of 2019 (including Hollywood and Bollywood releases in India).
The Lion King witnessed a good turn around in the evening and night shows. Released on 2140 screens (all versions), it earned around 11.06 crores on its opening day.
With the collection of 11.06 crores, The Lion King is now the 6th highest opening day Hollywood grosser in India after Avengers: Endgame (53.10 crores), Avengers: Infinity War (31.30 crores), Captain Marvel (13.01 crores), Fast & Furious 7 (12.30 crores) & Deadpool 2 (11.25 crores).
#TheLionKing roars… Opens in double digits on Day 1… Trends better than #SpiderManFarFromHome [Day 1: ₹ 10.05 cr]… Biz will witness an upturn on Day 2 and 3, when kids and families throng cineplexes… Fri ₹ 11.06 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 13.17 cr. All versions.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 20, 2019
Jon Favreau last film The Jungle Book was a huge hit in India. After a good opening of 10.09 crores, it went on to earn 170+ crores at the Indian box office.
Favreau is hoping to repeat the success of The Jungle Book in India with The Lion King.
“Hello India, I am director Jon Favreau. I still remember the love you shared for ‘The Jungle Book’. It was heartening to see you connect so beautifully with Mowgli and his animal friends. Now, I am here with my new film, that I cannot wait for you to see. I am telling the story on a bigger grander scale with updated technology. I hope you fall in love all over again with Simba and his journey,” Favreau said in a video message for the Indian audience.