Slumdog Millionaire set to hit Chinese theatres

March 18th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

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Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): After taking the British and US audiences by storm, Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire is all set to hit the Chinese theatre.

Directed by Danny Boyle, the film has secured a coveted slot as one of 20 major foreign movies that China will import this year, reports The News

Zhang Hongyan, a publicist for Hong Kong-based Edko Film, has revelaed that the film will be released in at least 2,000 theatres across China on March 26.

Boyle will attend the movie’’s premiere in Beijing a day before.

The rags-to-riches tale has crossed the 200 million dollar mark at the international box office.

According to estimates, Slumdog came second at the global box office in the wake of its Oscar wins, behind Warner Bros The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

The story about an 18-year-old slum boy has won eight Oscars out of the 10 categories it was nominated for. (ANI)

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