MUMBAI: Ang Lee's film, Life of Pi has crossed the $300
million mark at the international box office for a worldwide
collection of $393 million till Sunday.
film roped in weekend earnings of $60.1 million from
64 foreign markets for the weekend for a foreign total
of 301.9 million. It narrowly beat Peter Jackson's The
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Many questioned whether Life of Pi, based on the Yann
Martel 2001 novel about a young Indian boy lost at sea
with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, could be successfully
adapted for the big screen. Costing more than $120 million,
the film has earned $91.1 million domestically but is
doing much bigger business overseas.
of Pi made headlines when debuting first in Asia, grossed
$90.8 million in China alone. Currently, it's doing
impressive business in Europe and Latin America, as
well as Australia.