March 6, 2009
Slumdog ‘breaches $200m barrier’.
Oscar-winning Film4 movie Slumdog Millionaire has crossed the $200m (£140m) mark in box office takings around the world, according to figures in Variety.
The film industry daily says the Mumbai-based movie, which cost $15m to make, has now taken $217m at cinemas.
Slumdog is enjoying a further bounce at the box office after picking up eight Oscars at February’s Academy Awards.
Slumdog Millionaire returned to the top slot at the UK box office over the first weekend of March. The move back up from third place came a week after the Oscar ceremony, where the film took best picture and earned Danny Boyle the best director award