The movie, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s famous tales about Mowgli’s adventures, was directed by Jon Favreau.
While Furious 7 opened on 2, 800 screens, The Jungle Book opened on about 1,500 screens.
The Hindi version of the movie has voices of Bollywood stars like Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri and Nana Patekar.
Disney India vp- studios, Amrita Pandey told The Hollywood Reporter:
“We didn’t look at it as just a big Hollywood movie. We creatively treated it like a big Hindi movie release… We spent many days with our Hindi dialog writer to make each character’s dialogues locally relevant and nuanced with cultural references.”
Earlier, the movie ha made headlines for getting U/A certificate in India by the censor board. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani found the film scary.