Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI which released on 23rd November in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu across theatres has achieved the status of the biggest Hollywood grosser of 2012 bagging an astounding Rs. 90 Crores (Gross collections; Rs 63 Crores Net), and is still running to packed houses across India!
Fox Star Studios’ LIFE OF PI’s unprecedented success has seen it sail past the highly popular superhero flicks THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN and THE AVENGERS to earn the top spot for the year and is leading various awards nomination which has been announced till now! (Golden Globes (3), BAFTA (10), Producers Guild Of America)
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The Oscar front runner has far exceeded all expectations, overcoming perceived obstacles such the story being popularly called ‘unfilmable’, its cast a complete unknown with its main lead Suraj Sharma a debutante, LIFE OF PI being Ang’s first 3D film and a CGI tiger that is almost impossible to differentiate from a living creature!
What’s more LIFE OF PI has also reinforced Fox Star Studios’ significant domination in the Hollywood market with 3 films in the elite top 5 Biggest Hollywood Grossers list of all time. (AVATAR, LIFE OF PI & TITANIC). LIFE OF PI is now placed on the 3rd spot behind AVATAR and 2012.
CHECK OUT: LIFE OF PI star Suraj Sharma nominated for BAFTA Rising Star award!
Not just the fans and critics but notable names have publicly spoken about the fantastic experience of watching the film, adding to the unprecedented success of the 3D saga. Right from 3D genius James Cameron, to Bollywood’s Biggies such as Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, A R Rahman and more, illustrious names have been praising the film continuously during and after its release.
Now all eyes are on the Academy Awards nominations, expected later this week!