“I was born under unusual circumstances.”
And so begins “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from the 1920s
Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who isborn in his eighties and ages backwards: A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on ajourney as unusual as any man’s life can be, the film tells the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves hefinds and loses, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Warner Bros Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present a Kennedy/Marshall
Production,and David Fincher Film. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and TildaSwinton. The film is directed by David Fincher. The screenplay is by Eric Roth, with screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the short story by F. ScottFitzgerald. The producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin.
The budget for this film was $150 millions.
Box office performance
On its opening day, thefilm opened in the number two position behind Marley & Me, in North America with $11,871,831 in 2,988 theaters with a $3,973 average. However, during its openingweekend, the film dropped to the third position behind Marley & Me and Bedtime Stories with $26,853,816 in 2,988 theaters with an $8,987 average. The film has come togross $127.5 million domestically and $206.4 million in foreign markets, with a total gross of $333.9 million.
It has been nominated for many awards and has won several.
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