Actor Vidyut Jammwal starrer Junglee has raked in a total of Rs 13.85 crore at the Box Office in its first weekend. The film managed to earn Rs 6.05 crore on Sunday, which is highest it has earned so far in a day. The opening day collection of the film stands at Rs 3.35 crore, while Saturday brought in Rs 4.45 crore. Also Read - Vidyut Jammwal on Insider vs Outsider Debate, Talks About New Movie 'Yaara'
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest Box Office figures of Chuck Russell directed Junglee on Twitter. He wrote that while the film picked up its pace on Sunday, the collections seem largely unimpressive. He tweeted, “#Junglee picks up on Day 3… Does lower than expected in its opening weekend, but Day 3 biz gives hope… Mass circuits are good/decent… Needs to maintain the pace on weekdays to cover lost ground… Fri 3.35 cr, Sat 4.45 cr, Sun 6.05 cr. Total: ₹ 13.85 cr. India biz.” (sic) Also Read - Khuda Haafiz Trailer: Vidyut Jammwal Impresses With Stunning Action as Audience Roots For Another Outsider's Film
Junglee is a story of a man’s relationship with his elephant and his struggle of protecting a forest from poachers. Vidyut is seen performing some stunning action scenes in the film. Due to its storyline, intriguing visuals and larger-than-life appeal, Junglee has especially won kids’ hearts.
While bringing the film to India, director Chuck revealed that he always used to envy Indian filmmakers because they can easily get away by putting amazing songs and dance in their films. He mentioned that he wanted to bring a universal subject while venturing into the country with his film. Therefore, he chose a story that will resonate with everyone. The film has been shot at a real elephant sanctuary in Thailand.
Earlier, talking about Junglee and its connection with the Indian audience, the director told DNA, “I’ve had most successes when I’ve developed a screenplay for a specific actor — The Mask was for Jim Carrey, Eraser for Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Scorpion King was always meant to be Dwayne Johnson’s first leading role. Before I agreed to do this film, I flew out to meet Vidyut and was thrilled with his work. I’ve brought new things about him to the audiences, which I saw in him and incorporated in the character. There’s warmth, humour, and vulnerability that I like to bring into my tough guys in action films. Vidyut is a real martial artiste, unlike some of the other action heroes I’ve worked with. As a performer, he communicates well globally.”