Tonight's Movie: Slumdog Millionaire
08.18.12 by reelz
What movie won the 2008 Oscar for Best Picture? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, or The Reader? Final answer? Of course, it was Slumdog Millionaire, and it's this weekend's primetime movie.
The movie, directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed the Opening Ceremony at this year's Olympics, won eight Oscars in 2008, more than any other movie that year. Here are some more tidbits about Slumdog Millionaire:
— The exchange rate for the 20,000,000 Rupees (the Who Wants to be a Millionaire prize in the movie) is $411,600.
— The movie was almost released straight to DVD, which would have made it ineligible for the Oscars, but the studio opted at the last minute to give the movie a limited theatrical run. The movie ended up earning more than $377M.
— First foreign film to win the Best Picture Oscar since 1988's The Last Emperor.
Slumdog Millionaire airs Saturday 11 PM ET/ 8 PM PT and Sunday 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.