BOX OFFICE: Ang Lee's LIFE OF PI Passes $500 Million Mark Worldwide

BOX OFFICE: Ang Lee's LIFE OF PI Passes $500 Million Mark Worldwide

The "unfilmable" fantasy-adventure film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee (Hulk), has crossed $500 million at the global box office, despite many saying it won't be a big money maker for the studio. More after the jump...

Director Ang Lee spent four years working on Life of Pi, a big screen adaptation of Yann Martel's novel from 2001. The picture was unfilmable according to many who tried bringing this story to the big screen. But, Lee managed to make a wonderful film that captures human emotions in a very powerful way.

The work paid off at the end, because Life of Pi got nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including "Best Picture" and "Best Director." The film is also a big box office hit for the studio, as it passed $500 million at the worldwide box office. It made $100.4 million domestically, and $401 million internationally ($90.8 million came from China). Have you seen the film? What did you think of it?

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Filed Under "Fantasy" 1/24/2013 Source: THR
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MrYurMomm - 1/24/2013, 8:09 AM
It was an amazing film (: its in my top 10 of all time, its kinda like Cast Away, but with a tiger instead of Wilson, and a boat instead of an island, lol.
WolvieCBM - 1/24/2013, 8:11 AM
It's a fantasy film. We've been covering fantasy stuff for quite some time now.
Ranger14 - 1/24/2013, 8:15 AM
Visually, it was a breathtaking film. I really enjoyed it. It is one film that has changed my mind on 3D. I am telling anyone I talk to about the film to see it in the theater to get the full visual affect.
Jolt17 - 1/24/2013, 8:18 AM
Amazing film. And anyway, it's based on a book.
MisterBabadook - 1/24/2013, 8:20 AM
Imadick & Ranger

Same same.

Best picture 2012.

Everybody saying I'm wrong: water is perhaps the most difficult thing to work with next to animals in Hollywood.

This movie, the visuals, the story, the score, absolutely terrific, even unforgettable.

Watch the movie a second time and you want to cry yo!
MisterBabadook - 1/24/2013, 8:21 AM
Saw that shit the week of release and have been raving since!
Bucht - 1/24/2013, 8:30 AM
The film was great right until the "twist" that made me eat my hat.
Maximus101 - 1/24/2013, 8:52 AM
I seen this movie about a week ago, downloaded... Was good though and would have good to see in theaters. Richard parkerrrr
Jollem - 1/24/2013, 9:01 AM
quality film
marvel72 - 1/24/2013, 6:02 PM
saw it the other day,bloody good film.

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