BLUE JASMINE to Expand to 1,200 Theaters; Will Be Widest Release Ever for a Woody Allen Picture


Sony Pictures Classics has realized that they not only have a serious awards contender on their hands with Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, but a box office hit as well.  The distributor has announced that they plan to expand the movie, which has grossed almost $10 million on only 229 screens, to 1,200 theaters this weekend, which will make this the widest film release in Allen’s long career.  Allen’s last hit picture, Midnight in Paris, went to 1,038 theaters and ended up grossing $151 million worldwide along with earning him his third Oscar for Best Screenplay.  When it comes to Blue Jasmine, Oscar prognosticators are heavily tipping Cate Blanchett for a Best Actress nomination.  If Blue Jasmine continues to be a hit with audiences, it could easily find itself in contention for other categories.



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