Just to Remind You of Our Slumdog Love

boyle_again_resize.jpg
The big weekend winner at the Oscars is playing in these theaters. Here's our original review. And an interview with director Danny Boyle (pictured). Jai Ho, indeed.

But here's a bit of perspective. While we art-house movie lovers were gathered around our TV sets on Sunday, the weekend's biggest new movie was Madea Goes to Jail, which grossed $42 million. That's almost half Slumdog's $98 million to date, earned over fifteen weeks. This year's biggest hit to date is Paul Blart: Mall Cop at $121 million (all figures cited are from Variety). The Wrestler and Milk have only earned pocket change, at $21 and $28 million, respectively. And, finally, though not nominated as Best Picture, The Dark Knight racked up $530 million last year. Which sounds even more impressive when calculated in rupees.

 
comments powered by Disqus

Friends to Follow