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After Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant wins at the Indian BO

hollywood Updated: Mar 01, 2016 19:21 IST
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The Revenant made Rs 3.5 crore at the Indian box office.

Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer The Revenant, which bagged three Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards, has raked in Rs 3.5 crore in its opening weekend in India, according to Fox Star Studios, which released the movie in the country.

“We feel extremely joyous that The Revenant has won three significant awards at the Academy Awards. The film has been appreciated all over the world and in India too audiences are loving this intense story of survival,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement.

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The film is directed by Alejandro G Iñárritu, who won the Best Director Academy Award in Los Angeles on Sunday night, while lead actor DiCaprio won the Actor In A Leading Role category, and Emmanuel Lubezki won the golden statuette for Best Cinematography.

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“We were really confident about this film and timed the release of the film around the Oscars. We are sure that the film will continue doing well at the box office especially after being victorious at the Oscars,” he said.

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The Revenant is about a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. It is a story of one man’s survival and revenge.

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