American fantasy drama “The Jungle Book” has surpassed the 10-day box office collection record of “Ki and Ka” in India. “The Jungle Book” is now the fourth biggest earner of 2016.
Neel Sethi starrer “The Jungle Book” has earned Rs. 48.07 crore in just four days. The film witnessed a drop of just 26 percent Monday compared to the opening day. “The Jungle Book” minted Rs. 7.60 crore Monday, which took its overall total to Rs. 48.07 crore.
“#TheJungleBook is UNSTOPPABLE… Records EXTRAORDINARY biz on Mon… At this rate, ₹ 65 cr to ₹ 70 cr Week 1 is on the cards… contd,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: “#TheJungleBook Fri 10.09 cr, Sat 13.51 cr, Sun 16.87 cr, Mon 7.60 cr. Total: ₹ 48.07 cr nett. India biz. OUTSTANDING!”
“Ki and Ka” achieved the status of fourth highest grosser on its 10th day, i.e. after its second weekend. However, now “The Jungle Book” has taken over the position and pushed “Ki and Ka” to the fifth spot.
Jon Favreau’s directorial film is all set to beat the Indian box office collection record of “Kapoor and Sons” and “Neerja.” The Neel-starrer will beat the records of the movies by the end of its first week or by second weekend.
Based on author Rudyard Kipling’s eponymous novel, “The Jungle Book” has outshined Bollywood films and is ruling the box office chart. The film was released in India, April 8, in English and Hindi and both the versions have been doing well at the box office.
The English version features the voices of actors Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken, while Bollywood stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Khattar and Irrfan Khan have dubbed for the Hindi version.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]