- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
NEW DELHI — Since its Nov. 23 release here, Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi has grossed 900 million rupees ($17 million) according to its India distributor Fox Star Studios. That makes it the highest-grossing Hollywood release here for 2012.
Starring newcomer Suraj Sharma in the lead role, the film also features acclaimed Indian actors Irrfan Khan and actress Tabu.
Pi has managed to overtake last summer’s tentpole release The Amazing Spiderman, which grossed an estimated 810 million rupees in India. Released by Sony Pictures India, Spiderman nevertheless recorded the highest opening weekend for a Hollywood release here, collecting 340 million rupees.
Life of Pi is still in release in English and local language dubbed versions. The film is also estimated to be the third-highest grossing Hollywood release of all time in India behind James Cameron‘s Avatar and Roland Emmerich‘s 2012.
Avatar crossed over 1 billion rupees for its India distributor Fox Star Studios, while Sony’s 2012 collected about 900 million rupees during its run. Along with Titanic, Fox Star Studios now has three of the top-five biggest Hollywood grossers of all time in India.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day