The Jungle Book embarked on an exceptional start at the Indian Box Office upon its release on 8 April. The film raked in around Rs 9.76 crore on its opening day. Both, the English and Hindi versions of the films managed to impress viewers and contributed to the opening day numbers.
Jungle Book was expected to do well at the Indian Box Office - considering the brand recall value as well as the franchise's promotional strategy. The film, starring Neel Sethi, stands a chance to record impressive jumps in collections over the weekend. The reviews and the word of mouth for Jungle Book are both overwhelmingly positive and the film stands a solid chance to reach the Rs 100 crore mark at the Box Office.
While the film benefited from the 8 April Gudi Padwa holiday in Maharashtra, the collections at the Telugu centers were dented by the release of Pawan Kalyan's Sardaar Gabbar Singh
The highest grossing Hollywood film of all time in India is Fast and Furious 7, which collected around Rs 105 crore. It would be interesting to see if The Jungle Book manages to breach the Rs 100 crore mark - something it can only do by holding its ground against next week's big Bollywood release, Shah Rukh Khan's Fan.