The Lion King vs The Jungle Book has taken a totally new twist now and the tables have turned completely.
The Lion King from its release day itself was doing better business than what The Jungle Book did 3 years earlier. The fight got intense with time as the weekday business of both films was pretty neck to neck till Tuesday but now the situation has reversed.
The Lion King on its First Wednesday has done a business of 6.25 crores net and on the contrary, The Jungle Book collected 7.97 crores on its First Wednesday. The difference is huge and at the same time, there’s this fact that TLK has dropped while TJB showed a jump on Wednesday.
The 6 day total business of TLK is 75.92 crores and TJB had earned 63.11 crores in 6 days. The latest Disney film is still leading in total as compared to the former one, but the trend seems to be not as good.
Have a look at the Day to Day trend of both films so far:
The Lion King Daily Breakdown
Friday – 11.06 crores
Saturday – 19.15 crores
Sunday – 24.54 crores
Monday – 7.90 crores
Tuesday – 7.02 crores
Wednesday – 6.25 crores
6 Day Total Business – 75.92 crores
The Jungle Book Daily Breakdown
Friday – 10.09 crores
Saturday – 13.51 crores
Sunday – 16.87 crores
Monday – 7.60 crores
Tuesday – 7.07 crores
Wednesday – 7.97 crores
6 Day Total Business – 63.11 crores
The Jungle Book did a lifetime business of 188 crores net in India 3 years back and the credit goes to the great word of mouth it received. Now it will be interesting to see how The Lion King trends from here onwards if it repeats the success of The Jungle Book.