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

The remake released in theatres on 19 July.

Updated21 Jul 2019, 12:24 PM IST
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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.”

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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Published: 21 Jul 2019, 11:23 AM IST
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