Disney's The Jungle Book is currently ruling the Indian Box Office. The Hollywood film has minted over Rs 150 crore in the country since its release on 8 April - a week before its release in the US.
Released in India in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), The Jungle Book features Indian-American child artist Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
According to a statement from Disney, The Jungle Book collected Rs 2.94 crore on Wednesday, seeing a drop of only two per cent from Tuesday. The cumulative total is Rs 150.94 crore.
Despite being in competition with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's highly anticipated film Fan, The Jungle Book managed to do good business.
The film entered the coveted Rs 100 crore club just 10 days since its release.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh is impressed with the business and said the Hollywood film is "rewriting the rules of the game". He tweeted: "The Jungle Book is rewriting the rules of the game... Attains an enviable feat by crossing Rs 150 crore... Setting new benchmarks."
#TheJungleBook is rewriting the rules of the game... Attains an enviable feat by crossing ₹ 150 cr... Setting new benchmarks...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2016
#TheJungleBook [Week 3] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 6.65 cr, Sun 8.69 cr, Mon 3.02 cr, Tue 3.01 cr, Wed 2.94 cr. Total: ₹ 150.94 cr nett. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2016
Along with Neel Sethi, the film stars Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have dubbed for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book. In the meantime, Disney has confirmed a sequel to the film.
Edited by Abha Srivastava