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'The Lion King' records massive box-office opening, crosses Rs 50 crore mark in India

A still from the live-action film 'The Lion King'. (Image via Youtube screen grab/@Disney) Photograph:( Others )

New Delhi Jul 23, 2019, 10.37 AM (IST)

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."

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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. 

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The Disney film features Donald Glover lending his voice to Simba as John Oliver dubs Zazu and Seth Rogen lends his voice to Pumbaa.