‘The Lion King’ crosses Rs. 50 crore mark in opening weekend

MUMBAI: ‘The Lion King’ which is the remake of the 1994 animation classic has made over Rs. 50 crore on its opening weekend in the country.

Parents took their children for the film. Globally the film has made over $500 million so far. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter wrote, “#TheLionKing roars… Opens in double digits on Day 1… Trends better than #SpiderManFarFromHome [Day 1: ₹ 10.05 cr]… Biz will witness an upturn on Day 2 and 3 when kids and families throng cineplexes… Fri ₹ 11.06 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 13.17 cr. All versions.

“#TheLionKing is remarkable on Day 2… As predicted, kids and families throng cinema halls, resulting in biz hitting [near] optimum levels at places… Day 3 will be huge again… Eyes ₹ 50 cr+ weekend… Fri 11.06 cr, Sat 19.15 cr. Total: ₹ 30.21 cr. India biz. All versions.”

He further noted that good days are back at the multiplexes post the cricket World Cup. “Weekend biz gets a boost again, post #CWC19 cricket matches… Biz of three films especially – #TheLionKing, #Super30 and #KabirSingh – skyrocketed everywhere on Sat and Sun… Housefull boards are back… And so are #AchheDin for the trade.

He further praised ‘Kabir Singh’s performance in Australia. “#KabirSingh is the first *Indian film* to cross A$ 1 million mark in #Australia in 2019… The film – still running in theatres – has surpassed *lifetime biz* of several biggies, including #GullyBoy, #Uri, #Bharat, #Kalank, #Kesari and #TotalDhamaal in #Australia.”

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