TFC Morning Report – Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 – Slumdog looks to sweep after ASC and ACE wins
Top Story: Slumdog Millionaire took home the editing (ACE) and cinematography (ASC) awards this weekend underscoring its frontrunner status ahead of next Sunday’s Oscars, Variety’s Awards Central reports. It now looks like Slumdog has a chance to win in all nine categories for which it is nominated after locking in so much pre-Oscar support. The film has 10 nominations, including two for Best Song.
In Other News: Nikke at DHD reports that the wretched Friday the 13th remake brought in $42.3 million this weekend domestically helping make this the best President’s Day weekend for the box office in history. It should come close to hitting the $50 million.
Overseas, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took in another $31 million bringing its foreign total to $118 million. (Variety)