American fantasy drama The Jungle Book has created history in India. The Jungle Book has shattered the lifetime box office collection records of this year’s biggest grosser in the country.
Neel Sethi starrer The Jungle Book is going leaps and bounds at the Indian box office. The film has surpassed the business of Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift and has emerged as the highest grosser of 2016, so far. The film which released on April 8 has already earned Rs. 132.96 cr and is still going strong at the box office.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the film which was released worldwide in English, Hindi and other languages collected Rs. 8.02 cr on Friday, RS. 8.51 cr on Saturday, Rs. 10.67 cr on Sunday, Rs. 5.09 cr Monday, Rs. 6.37 cr Tuesday, Rs. 5.02 cr on Wednesday and Rs. 4.01 cr on Thursday.
Analysts say the success is because of the aggressive promotions the makers did for the film. And the move to dub the film in Indian languages has turned fruitful for Disney. The Hindi version of The Jungle Book, which was dubbed by Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri and Irrfan Khan, has done exceptionally well, according to trade analysts.
The Jungle Book, based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, follows the story of a boy named Mowgli, who is brought up in a jungle by a pack of wolves. The film has Neel Sethi playing the lead role.