Woody Allen's latest film may be named after a different type of flower, but it is certainly smelling like a rose at the box office. Sony Pictures Classics announced today that "Blue Jasmine" will expand nationwide beginning this Friday, increasing its screen count nearly six-fold.
Allen's 44th feature film will expand to over 1200 screens, bypassing his Oscar-winning 2011 release "Midnight in Paris" to stand as the widest release of any of his films. "Blue Jasmine" has tallied nearly $10 million in its limited release at the box office, and has broken opening weekend records at movie theaters in New York and San Francisco. It averaged $102,011 per screen in only six theaters, ranking it as one of the top limited openings of all time.
"Blue Jasmine" stars Cate Blanchett as a formerly wealthy housewife who lost it all(including her husband) and is forced to move in with her sister. The story of her downfall is told in flashbacks featuring Alec Baldwin as her husband. The film also stars Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard, and Andrew Dice Clay.
"Blue Jasmine" marks the sixth collaboration between Woody Allen and Sony Pictures Classics. Theater locations and show times are available at www.BlueJasmineFilm.com.