According to the Rentrak Institute's weekly rankings, Ang Lee's film Life of Pi has knocked The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey off the top spot.
A big screen adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel’s Booker prize-winning novel of the same name, the film — that released here in in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu — grossed Rs. 85 crore with Rs. 60 crore net, and is still running, according to a statement by its distributors.
Life of Pi, Adele win early Golden Globes
Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' took home the best original score award at the 70th Golden Globes announced on Monday, while British songstress Adele collected a trophy for her rendition of the theme tune to the James Bond blockbuster "Skyfall."
Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez presented the Best original motion picture score trophy to Mychael Danna from the India-set drama 'Life of Pi', who was nominated alongside Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina), Alexandre Desplat (Argo), John Williams (Lincoln) and Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas).
OSCAR 2013: Lincoln, Life of Pi lead nominations
The Civil War saga Lincoln leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for British-born Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story Amour the Iran hostage thriller Argo the independent hit Beasts of the Southern Wild the slave-revenge narrative Django Unchained the musical Les Miserables the shipwreck story Life of Pi the lost-souls romance Silver Linings Playbook and the Osama bin Laden manhunt chronicle Zero Dark Thirty.
Life Of Pi's Suraj Sharma only male nominated for BAFTA award
Life of Pi lead star Suraj Sharma is the only male actor nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award this year.
The song, Pi’s Lullaby is caught in a plagiarism row for being similar to the Malayalam lullaby, Omanathinkal kidavo, composed by Malayalam poet Iryimman Thampi in the 18th century, reports a tabloid.
Thampi’s relatives allege that the Pi’s Lullaby is a rip off.(With additional inputs)