- The Lion King released on July 19
- The film has been directed by Jon Favreau
- The film collected Rs 13.17 crore on its opening day
The Lion King, which opened in theaters on Friday, had a good start at the box office, reports Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh. In his tweet, Taran Adarsh stated that the animated film even managed to perform better than Spider Man: Far From Home.The Lion Kinggarnered over Rs 13.17 crore on its opening day, while Spider Man: Far From Home had collected Rs 10.05 on the day of its release. Taran Adarsh also stated that the film is likely to witness a growth in its business especially over the weekend.
Sharing the film's box office progress report, Taran Adarsh tweeted: "The Lion King roars... Opens in double digits on Day 1... Trends better than Spider Man: Far From Home [Day 1: Rs 10.05 cr]... Biz will witness an upturn on Day 2 and 3, when kids and families throng cineplexes... Fri Rs 11.06 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: Rs 13.17 cr. All versions."
#TheLionKing roars... Opens in double digits on Day 1... Trends better than #SpiderManFarFromHome [Day 1: 10.05 cr]... Biz will witness an upturn on Day 2 and 3, when kids and families throng cineplexes... Fri 11.06 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: 13.17 cr. All versions.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 20, 2019
The Lion King opened to great reviews. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave the Hindi rendition of the film a 3 star rating and he wrote: "Watch The Lion King for the way it looks - there is much here to keep you hooked - if not for what it serves up by way of substance."
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King is a remake of the 1994 animated Disney classic of the same name. The film released in India in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English. The Hindi version of the film has voice-overs by Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan, Ashish Vidyarthy, Sanjay Mishra, Shreyas Talpade and Shernaz Patel among others.