Fantasy drama "The Jungle Book" is unstoppable at the Indian box office. After becoming the biggest grosser, the film has now crossed the Rs. 150 crore mark in India. The film has also simultaneously shattered the box office collection records of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kangana Ranaut's movies
"#TheJungleBook is rewriting the rules of the game... Attains an enviable feat by crossing ₹ 150 cr... Setting new benchmarks... #TheJungleBook [Week 3] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 6.65 cr, Sun 8.69 cr, Mon 3.02 cr, Tue 3.01 cr, Wed 2.94 cr. Total: ₹ 150.94 cr nett. India biz. #TheJungleBook decline in biz... Week 3: Wed to Tue: 2.32% Tue to Mon: 0.33% #ContentIsKing India biz. FANTASTIC!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The Jon Favreau directorial broke the lifetime collection records of "Dilwale," which earned Rs. 148.72 crore, "Bodyguard," which minted Rs. 148.86 crore, and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns," which minted Rs. 150.77 crore, with its 23-day earnings. "The Jungle Book" is also the 15th highest grosser in India.
"The Jungle Book," starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli, has impressed the audience of all age groups. The film connected with Indian audiences with its storyline and the nostalgic factor made it more than a one-time watch. In India, the film was released in four languages — English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu — but it was the Hindi version, which had more occupancy because of the song "Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai."
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]