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Slumdog Millionaire grosses over ten times of $15 mn budget

Slumdog Millionaire grosses over ten times of $15 mn budget
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 05 07 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 05 07 PM IST
By PTI
New Delhi: 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 (Rs800 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 (less than Rs75 crore) by UK’s Film4 and Celador films with a predominantly Indian cast and crew, the movie’s worldwide business has exceeded $163 million 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 in the US, while about $65 million have come from the other markets, Variety report said, adding that the box office observers believe it heading towards $200 million globally.
It is estimated to have done a business of about Rs30 crore in India.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 05 07 PM IST
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