Avatar crosses collection of Rs. 95 crores to become the biggest ever Hollywood film in India. Wins two awards at the Golden Globes, propelling prospects of a clean sweep at the forthcoming Oscars
It was a weekend of double celebrations for producers Fox Star Studios India as James Cameron’s epic action adventure Avatar not only won two Golden Globes for the Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director, but the film also grossed a total of Rs. 95 crores collections to become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India.
Avatar beat 2012’s box office collections to win the No.1 position in India. And the film is still going strong across all centers in the country, leaving behind several Bollywood hits of the year and also featuring among the Top 10 grossers ever in India.
The film is currently giving stiff competition to one of the Bollywood’s biggest hit 3 Idiots, beating the latter’s box office collections in various centers of Delhi, Noida, Kerala, etc.
Commenting on the film’s stupendous performance, Mr.Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India said, “It is a proud moment for Fox Star, as Avatar receives two important honours at the Golden Globes and also becomes the No.1 Hollywood film in India. We believe that Avatar could close as the 2nd biggest film for 2009 after 3 Idiots.”
Becoming the fastest film to reach the $1 billion mark, Avatar is currently at USD 1.6 billion and is now competing with Cameron’s own 1997 blockbuster Titanic (USD 1.8 billion) for the worldwide No1 spot.
Avatar also became critics’ favourite by bagging six honours at the 2010 Critics Choice Movie Awards. Avatar claimed six awards, including best action movie, best visual effects, best sound, best editing, best art direction and best cinematography.
The weekend victories at the awards have now made Avatar a strong contender for the forthcoming Oscars in March. The film is expected to pick up as many as nine nominations in several categories, including Best Picture and Best Director for the prestigious awards.
Incidentally last year, Fox Star’s Slumdog Millionaire had also swept the prestigious Golden Globe awards and went on to win 8 awards at the Oscars.