The Lion King 2nd day box office collection: After a good opening day, Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ witnessed superb growth on Saturday.
Jon Favreau’s remake of 1994 classic ‘The Lion King’ had a superb opening at the box office. It earned 11.06 crores (nett) on its first day to become the 6th highest Hollywood opener of all time.
#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
After a superb opening, it has recorded huge growth in the collection on Saturday. Early reports suggest that the film’s earning has witnessed a growth of around 70% on its second day.
Being one of the biggest family entertainers of the year, The Lion King was expected to score big at the box office and it has performed as per expectations in the first two days.
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 VFX and animated masterpiece after The Jungle Book.
The film 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.
The Lion King 2nd day box office collection is 19.15 crores. After two days, the total collection of the movie stands at 30.21 crores.
#TheLionKing is remarkable on Day 2… As predicted, kids and families throng cinema halls, resulting in biz hitting [near] optimum levels at places… Day 3 will be huge again… Eyes ₹ 50 cr+ weekend… Fri 11.06 cr, Sat 19.15 cr. Total: ₹ 30.21 cr. India biz. All versions.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 21, 2019
With positive reviews coming, The Lion King is expected to witness good growth in numbers on Sunday as well. It has a good chance to cross 50 crore mark today. It would be interesting to see if ‘The Lion King’ makes it to the 100 crore club.
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.