The Lion King enters 100 crore club in India
It's to be noted that the new Lion King and Jungle Book are from the same director, Jon Favreau
Disney's new film, The Lion King, has crossed Rs. 100 crores in India at the box office, as per numbers provided by Disney India. That would make it only the second Disney remake of an animated property to cross that milestone, after 2016's The Jungle Book, which finished its theatrical run with over $38.8 million (about Rs. 268 crores) in India.
It's to be noted that the new Lion King and Jungle Book are from the same director, Jon Favreau. Simba will have a hard time beating Mowgli in India, though the global battle tells a different story: $966.6 million (about Rs. 6,667 crores) for The Jungle Book versus $713.7 million (about Rs. 4,923 crores) already for The Lion King.
With those earnings, India is currently one of the biggest markets for The Lion King after the likes of China, the UK, France, Mexico, and Brazil.
The recreation of the 1994 Disney classic of the same name brings back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is to succeed his father Mufasa as King of the Pride Lands. Favreau's film updates the classic tale with photo-realistic and computer-generated animation. The film opened in India across 2,140 screens in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.