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seema 01-01-2010 03:47 PM

Top 10 hits of Hollywood :2009

Some of the Hollywood offerings that set the cash registers ringing at the box office in India were 'Slumdog Millionaire', '2012' and 'Terminator Salvation'.
We pick 10 most successful ones with varying subjects like doomsday, mutants, careening cars, drunk friends on a night out and an Oscar winning underdog drama.

seema 01-01-2010 03:50 PM


Director Roland Emmerich's film, inspired by a global doomsday coinciding with the end of the Mayan calendar's current cycle on Dec 21, 2012, raked in around Rs.90 crore.

Having an ensemble cast that includes John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and Jimi Mistry, the Columbia Pictures presentation is still running in theatres.

seema 01-01-2010 03:54 PM

'Slumdog Millionaire'

Winner of eight Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, the underdog drama directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle not only succeeded in putting India in the spotlight, it also spelled magic at the ticket window.
Starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto in the lead with music by A.R. Rahman, the film had the second biggest opening for a Hollywood movie this year with collections close to Rs.38 crore.

seema 01-01-2010 03:55 PM

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

The sixth installment in the 'Harry Potter' franchise by director David Yates was another Hollywood offering that was well received.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the fantasy-adventure carried forward the boy wizard's story from 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' and earned about Rs.25 crore.

seema 01-01-2010 03:56 PM

'The Hangover'

It was one of the unexpected hits of the year - the Todd Phillips comedy broke all records for any such movie. Raking in around Rs.10 crore, the Warner Bros. presentation went jam-packed even in its third week.

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