The latest film from 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle won three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday and has already been gaining box office prestige in the United States.
Slumdog Millionaire is the exhilarating story of a poor 18 year-old Indian boy, played by Dev Patel, who has a chance of winning on the gameshow Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? and reuniting with his true love.
Slumdog won in the Best British independent film, Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer categories at the festival.
Stateside, the film raked in an impressive $350,434 million during its opening weekend in just 10 theaters, making it the year’s top earner per theater, and continues to perform well as it expands to 75 theaters on Friday and 600 by Dec. 19.
Another added attraction to the film is the soundtrack which features music by A.R. Rahman, who was dubbed the “Mozart of Madras” by Time magazine, and M.I.A.’s hit single Paper Planes.