Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Woody Allen Celebrates $50 Mil with Wide Release Again

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Woody Allen is going wide again. “Midnight in Paris” will hit $50 mil domestically either tonight or tomorrow. To celebrate, on Friday Sony Pictures Classics will send the comedy out wide again. It’s currently playing in around 338 theaters. At its height it was in 1,038 locations. Now SPC will go back to a big release to capitalize on fans who want to see the comedy a second time, or are now getting around to it. “Midnight in Paris” is Woody’s biggest hit ever, and destined for many awards and nominations this winter. Go Woody!

Meantime, “The Help,” the only other Oscar worthy pic so far of 2011, is building steam. It has taken over the Number 1 slot from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and is building nicely. Through Tuesday its box office take was $44.1 million. That’s for an sophisticated, adult-minded film featuring African American actors. Nice going!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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