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“Slumdog Millionaire” Rivals “Dark Knight” Numbers

Well, depending on how you look at it: Danny Boyle's latest about an Indian teenager who hits it big on his country's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is not likely to bring in $900+ million before it even hits DVD.

But according to indieWIRE, Slumdog Millionaire's per-screen box office over its opening weekend is comparable to the summer's — and possibly the decade's — biggest blockbuster, earning $35,043 per house versus Dark Knight's $36,283 July average.

Not bad for a film without its own action figures. Wonder if execs are already sketching Slumdog Idol?

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