A still from the live-action film 'The Lion King'. (Image via Youtube screen grab/@Disney) Photograph:( Others )
The Disney film features Donald Glover lending his voice to Simba as John Oliver dubs Zazu and Seth Rogen lends his voice to Pumbaa.
Disney's live-action film 'The Lion King' is doing good business not just overseas but in India as well. The film released in India on Friday and since then has done great business. It has also become the second biggest Hollywood opener of 2019 in the country, the first being 'Avengers: Endgame'.
While the film, which hit theatres on Friday, opened to mild response, garnering a decent Rs. 11.06 crore on its first day, it quickly picked up the pace over the weekend.
The film has already crossed Rs 50 crore mark, becoming the second Hollywood movie to join the club post opening weekend in 2019 after `Avengers: Endgame`.
Announcing the numbers, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#TheLionKing is the second Hollywood film to cross Rs 50 cr NBOC [opening weekend] in 2019. Earlier, Avengers Endgame had set a new benchmark by collecting Rs 50 cr plus every single day."
#TheLionKing sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥... Proves all forecasts/predictions wrong, as biz crosses ₹ 50 cr in 3 days... Trends much, much better than #TheJungleBook [₹ 40.19 cr]... Fri 11.06 cr, Sat 19.15 cr, Sun 24.54 cr. Total: ₹ 54.75 cr. India biz. All versions.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2019
#TheLionKing is the second #Hollywood film to cross ₹ 50 cr NBOC [opening weekend] in *2019*... Earlier, #AvengersEndgame had set a new benchmark by collecting ₹ 50 cr+ every single day: [Fri] ₹ 53.60 cr, [Sat] ₹ 52.20 cr, [Sun] ₹ 52.85 cr. India biz. All versions.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2019
With the screenplay written by Jeff Nathanson and songs by legends like Elton John and Time Rice, the movie is directed by Jon Favreau.
The Disney film features Donald Glover lending his voice to Simba as John Oliver dubs Zazu and Seth Rogen lends his voice to Pumbaa.The film hit the theatres on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.