Multiple movie releases in India in the last five weeks have not been able to dent the box office collections of Hollywood movie The Jungle Book. The blockbuster, based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, continues to charm Indian audiences, especially children. The Jungle Book box office report by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh states that the film’s gross collections stand at Rs 243.27 crore in India in Week 5! “#TheJungleBook [Week 5] Fri 75 lacs, Sat 1.34 cr, Sun 1.52 cr, Mon 60 lacs. Total: 175.16 cr nett. India biz. ATBB. Gross: 243.27 cr,” said Adarsh.
The Jungle Book has close competition only from Captain America: Civil War this week, and in the coming weeks from other Hollywood films like The Angry Birds Movie, X-Men: Apocalypse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of the Shadows. (ALSO READ: Captain America: Civil War Box office Report) Among the other movies released last week, 1920, One Night Stand and Traffic are no competition to The Jungle Book. In south India, the competition could be Suriya’s Tamil movie 24.
However, Marathi film Sairat released two weeks ago continues to run houseful along with The Jungle Book in its Week 5. Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi in Hindi is also running solid still. (ALSO READ: Sairat movie review)
The Jungle Book stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, with voiceovers in the Hindi version by Nana Patekar, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Irrfan Khan and Shefali Shah for the main characters. Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie tells the story of Mowgli, a boy who gets lost in the jungles of Seoni in Central India and is brought up by a pack of wolves.
The Jungle Book television animated series is still fresh in the minds of Indians, and for their children, the movie is a treat. A sequel to the film has already been announced based on Kipling’s story.