In almost a decade, India has emerged as a key market for Hollywood films with several Hollywood films even making it to the all-time top grossers list at the Indian box office. This year, the Marvel film Avengers: Endgame has been the highest grosser of the year and third highest grosser among all the films released in India till now. In 2019, the top three Hollywood films Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home collectively have done the business of more than Rs 500 crore at the Indian box office.
As the upcoming Hollywood film The Lion King is releasing this week, there is a lot of excitement among the audience. The excitement has especially gone to a next level since the Indian audience has learnt that Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan have dubbed for the Hindi version. Considering the buzz around the film, it is expected to surpass the lifetime numbers of Captain Marvel as well as Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Lion King is expected to collect more than Rs 80 crore in its lifetime. Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King is the remake of the 1994 classic animated film of the same title.
- Bhavi Gathani