The Lion King Box Office Collection Day 5 - Jon Favreau directional “The Lion King” continues to perform well at the box office and is expected to cross Rs 80 crore at the end of this week. Disney's live-action remake of the 1994 classic - The Lion King, has been received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, they still came at a large number to hear the voice cast, from Beyonce to Donald Glover. The Lion King has to face a tough competition from Hrithik Roshan's ‘Super 30’ during the week and Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao starrer Judgemental Hai Kya come this Friday, surely affects its box office collections. The film has opened in India across 2,140 screens on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Favreau's film tells about the classic tale with photo-realistic and computer-generated animation. The filmmaker had earlier directed the 2016 global blockbuster, "The Jungle Book".
The Lion King is the second Hollywood film of 2019 to cross the Rs 50-crore mark in its opening weekend in India. Before this, Avengers Endgame climbed high and made Rs 50 crore on each day.
The film's box office collection on Monday was Rs 7.90 crore, the third highest ever for Hollywood in India after the two Marvel blockbusters - Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War. thus, the total box office collections of the film reached upto the Rs 62.65 crore so far in just 4 days of its release. Also, The film opens in double digits on his opening day and made an impressive Rs 11.06 crore with a gross of Rs 13.17 in all versions in the domestic market.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King revolves around Simba who is next in line to become the king. But after his father Mufasa is murdered by his uncle Scar, young Simba believes he is responsible and runs away from home. Years later, he realises his true destiny lies in the Pride Lands and comes home to challenge Scar.
The Hindi version of the film is dubbed by Shah Rukh Khan has given his voice to Mufasa(Simba’s father), while his son Aryan khan makes an entry into the film world by voicing the protagonist character Simba. Sunidhi Chauhan and Armaan Malik have sung for Hindi version.
Hollywood stars like Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Kani, and John Oliver have lent their voice to the original Hollywood version of the film.