The Lion King Box Office Collection Day 1: Disney remake is off to a roaring start

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The Lion King is the updated version of the classic 2D animated feature of the same name that released way back in 1994. It is directed by Jon Favreau, who also did a similar treatment on The Jungle Book (2016). On the opening day, the film has minted an impressive Rs 11.06 crore in India.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest box office figures of the movie and wrote, “#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.”

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has lent his voice to Mufasa while his son Aryan Khan has lent his voice to Mufasa’s son Simba, voiced by Donland Glover in the English version. Beyonce has voiced Simba’s childhood friend Nala while Seth Rogen is the voice of Pumbaa in the original.

The Lion King will now compete with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, which continues to remain steady at the box office. According to a report in Boxofficeindia.com, it has collected around Rs 79 crore in eight days.

Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh entered its fifth week on Friday and has collected over Rs 267 crore at the domestic box office.

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