The Jungle Book 1st Saturday Collection
Director Jon Favreau’s American fantasy drama “The Jungle Book” has opened on a phenomenal note in India. The film, which released in India a week before the U.S. and U.K. screenings, has shattered Bollywood film’s record to register the second highest opening of 2016. Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book” earned Rs. 9.76 crore on its opening day from the Indian box office and this is the second highest, after Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift.” “#TheJungleBook takes an AWESOME start. Audience feedback is SUPER! Fri Rs 10.09 cr nett. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: “What’s INCREDIBLE is that #TheJungleBook is 2nd HIGHEST OPENER of 2016 *so far*, after #Airlift. Surpassing Bollywood + Hollywood biggies!”
The positive response for The Jungle Book, has generated strong buzz about it among rest of the audience. So it is positively expected to witness more better on Sunday. In parallel to this Hollywood one, Hindi urban thriller Love Games has also released. But due to less promotion, it is not much hyped among audience and received dull response on the opening day across the country.
On its second day of release the film The Jungle Book is making very good performance and has collected nice figures by the end of 2nd day. Total 2nd Day Box Office Collection of The Jungle Book is around 8.75 Crores* which is very profitable if the film continues to maintain the pace on the big screen. The fantasy drama, which introduces 12-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli, has left behind Bollywood movies like, “Ki and Ka,” “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3” and “Ghayal Once Again” and Hollywood movie “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” to become the second highest opener in India. After a smashing opening in India, the fantasy drama film is set for a good opening weekend.
Since the word of mouth is strong, the film will only see an increase in its collection over the weekend. “The Jungle Book,” based on British author Rudyard Kipling’s eponymous novel, has been released in India in English and Hindi versions. The English version features the voices of actors Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken, while Bollywood stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Khattar and Irrfan Khan have dubbed for the Hindi version.