American fantasy drama "The Jungle Book" continues to break records in India. "The Jungle Book" has now recorded the second highest first-week box office collection, after Akshay Kumar's "Airlift."
"The Jungle Book" is yet to finish its first-week box office run, but the film has already scored the second highest income. Neel Sethi-starrer "The Jungle Book" minted Rs. 63.11 crore in six days run from the Indian box office.
"#TheJungleBook does ENVIABLE biz on Wed. Biz on Wed is more than Mon and Tue. Also better than *most* Hindi films' biz on opening day [Fri] #TheJungleBook is SENSATIONAL! Fri 10.09 cr, Sat 13.51 cr, Sun 16.87 cr, Mon 7.60 cr, Tue 7.07 cr, Wed 7.97 cr. Total: ₹ 63.11 cr nett," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Jon Favreau's directorial film will certainly break the records of "Kapoor and Sons" and "Neerja" in India. The fantasy drama is likely to take four more days to become the second highest grosser and cross Rs. 100 crore mark in India. "The Jungle Book" will become the second Rs. 100 crore earner of 2016 and second Hollywood film after "Fast and Furious 7," if it manages to hit the century mark in India.
Meanwhile, "The Jungle Book" enjoyed a good first-week run in India, but it is unclear as of now whether it will maintain the same momentum in its second week after the release of Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" or not. SRK's "Fan" has recorded a good occupancy at multiplexes, where "The Jungle Book" also has a good hold. Now it remains to be seen whether "The Jungle Book" collection will vary after "Fan" release.
Based on author Rudyard Kipling's eponymous novel, "The Jungle Book" has managed to take over the collections of Bollywood films and is ruling the box office chart. The film was released in India on April 8, in English and Hindi and both the versions have been doing well at the box office.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]