Slumdog grosses 10 times of $15-mn budget

The jackpot earner at this year's Oscars,Slumdog Millionaire,is minting dollars at the Box Office too.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: February 23, 2009 4:39:42 pm

The jackpot earner at this year’s Oscars,Slumdog Millionaire,is minting dollars at the Box Office too with the worldwide profit exceeding its budget by over ten times to 163 million dollars (about Rs 800 crore).

Besides,the trade experts expect the movie to roar ahead on the box office with as many as eight Academy Awards in its kitty.

Made at a budget of 15 million dollars (less than Rs 75 crore) by UK’s Film4 and Celador Films with a predominantly Indian cast and crew,the movie’s worldwide business has exceeded 163 million dollars through yesterday,entertainment publication Variety reported on its website.

The Oscars were announced late night yesterday and the impact of the awards won by it is yet to be reflected into the movie collections.

Best Motion Picture of the year has earned about 98 million dollars in the US,while about 65 million dollars have come from the other markets,Variety report said,adding that the box office observers believe it heading towards 200 million dollars globally.

It is estimated to have done a business of about Rs 30 crore in India.

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