Hollywood film "The Jungle Book" has shattered the records of a Bollywood film to become the third biggest release of 2016. "The Jungle Book" has pushed past the box office records of "Kapoor and Sons."
"The Jungle Book" has earned Rs. 74.08 crore in its first week, which is the third highest box office collection this year. The film starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli has broken the three-week records of "Kapoor and Sons" in its first week. Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt's "Kapoor and Sons" earned Rs. 71.57 crore in its three-week run, which has now been shattered by the Hollywood film.
After "Kapoor and Sons," Neel-starrer "The Jungle Book" is set to beat Sonam Kapoor's "Neerja" in India. "The Jungle Book" will beat "Neerja" lifetime collection record with its eight-day box office earnings.
Jon Favreau's directorial film opened to good reviews and had a fantastic start at the box office. The film had the second highest opening and it continued to maintain the hype with its good box office run.
Sonam's "Neerja" has entered its ninth week at the box office. "Neerja" is running in selected screens only, but what is more surprising is that the film has not gone out of theatres despite a plethora of releases. The film, starring Sonam as Neerja, earned Rs. 7 lakh in its eighth week. After eight weeks, the total box office collection of "Neerja" stands at Rs. 75.59 crore.
"This is simply PHENOMENAL. #Neerja enters 9th week at select multiplexes. Week 8: ₹ 7 lacs. Grand total: ₹ 75.59 cr. India biz. OUTSTANDING!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]