Notwithstanding the release of Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan," the Neel Sethi-starrer "The Jungle Book" continued its phenomenal run at the Indian box office in its second weekend. "The Jungle Book" is now the second film of 2016 to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark in India.
Hollywood film "The Jungle Book" has overpowered Bollywood movies in the country. The fantasy drama, which is now the second-biggest release in India, has earned Rs. 101.82 crore in a 10-day theatrical run. The film showed an impressive jump of 25.38 percent on its second Sunday compared to second Saturday. The dubbed version, especially the Hindi dubbed version, has contributed more than the English version.
"#TheJungleBook refuses to slow down. [Week 2] Fri 8.02 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.67 cr. Total: ₹ 101.82 cr nett. India biz. OUTSTANDING! Sunday over Saturday growth of #TheJungleBook is 25.38% ... Language contribution: 46% English, 54% dubbed versions. India biz. AWESOME!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"#Airlift crossed ₹ 100 cr on 2nd Sun [10-day total: ₹ 102.76 cr]... #TheJungleBook too crosses ₹ 100 cr on 2nd Sun [₹ 101.82 cr]. India biz," he added.
"The Jungle Book" is loved and appreciated by people of all the age groups in India. The box office collection of "The Jungle Book" will continue to flourish in India, as critics' rave reviews and word-of-mouth are also working in the favour of Jon Favreau's directorial film.
Meanwhile, the film recorded the second biggest April opening in history by grossing $103.6 million in its first weekend at the U.S. and Canada box offices, Reuters reported. "Furious 7" hold the record of highest April opening with $147.2 million collection.
"We are ecstatic about where we're starting and what it means for the future," Dave Hollis, the studio's distribution chief, told Los Angeles Times. "When you combine really high-quality filmmaking and the reception you hoped for from critics and consumers enjoying it, the momentum started to snowball."
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]