For everyone who grew up watching Disney films, we all watched the adventures of the feral child Mowgli inside the jungle together with his friends and some not so friendly creatures. It was way back October `18, 1967 when the animated film was released. It was one of the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney (died in late 1966) himself before it was released.
Last April 6, 2016, the new generation was introduced to our good friend in a film adaptation and it was more than a warm welcome given by the fans all over the world. “The Jungle Book” registered a phenomenal growth at the box office hits of 2016 since its opening day and it’s still breaking the records on its fifth week on theaters.
The film already had a stellar opening weekend and it’s not slowing down. The Jungle Book is already shaping up one of the biggest hits of 2016 and will probably mark its name in history.
Mowgli is found in a basket as a baby in the deep jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India by Bagheera, the black panther. He promptly takes him to an Indian Wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted with jungle life. Ten years later, Mowgli visits the wolves and gets his face licked eagerly when he arrives. One night, when the wolf pack learns that Shere Khan , a man-eating Bengal tiger, has returned to the jungle, they realize that Mowgli must be taken to the “man village” to protect him and those around him. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back.
With the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, D-Box nowadays, its no surprise that the CGI effects and special FX given on this film is just unbelievable. It’s a nostalgic experience with Mowgli and the rest of the gang! But how much does “The Jungle Book” actually earned?
As of today, it already had the highest-gross earned in 2016 with box-office hit of $776.2 Million total worldwide( $285 million in North America and $491.2 million in other territories.Due to strong opening numbers, various box office analysts believe the film will earn over $1 billion in ticket sales!
“Exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast, this umpteenth film rendition of Rudyard Kipling’s tales of young Mowgli’s adventures amongst the creatures of the Indian jungle proves entirely engaging, even if it’s ultimately lacking in subtext and thematic heft.” -Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
Following the film’s early financial and critical success, the studio has begun working on a sequel. So for all the fans and best friends of Mowgli, we will surely see more of his adventures in the near future.
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