Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ to Cross 50 Cr This Weekend

Disney’s live action remake of The Lion King is all set to earn Rs 50 crore in its first weekend at the Indian box office. It has grossed a total of Rs 30.21 crore as of Sunday.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter on Sunday 21 July to share the news, writing, “#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.”

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Earlier, Taran had shared that The Lion King had done double digit business on its opening day itself and was trending even better than Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, which did remarkable business when it opened two weeks back. “#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,” he wrote on Saturday.

The Lion King is a remake of the 1994 animated film of the same name, also produced by Disney. It is the latest in a line of “live-action” remakes from Disney, which includes The Jungle Book (2016), Dumbo (2019) and Aladdin (2019).

The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau. It features a voice cast of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and James Earl Jones. The film released in theatres on Friday 19 July.

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