Blue Jasmine Marks Biggest-Selling Woody Allen Opening

Posted Monday July 29, 2013 1:10 PM GMT

Never one to rest on his laurels, Woody Allen put together a killer film with “Blue Jasmine,” and the box office numbers testify to its greatness.

Despite only playing on six screens nationwide, the much-anticipated flick scored $612,767 in ticket sales, averaging $102,128 per screen.

And with a cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, and Andrew Dice Clay, it’s obvious that Allen put the right people together with his phenomenal script.

Michael Barker of Sony Pictures noted that he wouldn’t be shocked if “Blue Jasmine” collects a few award nominations- “We don’t like to put the cart before the horse, but not unlike Midnight in Paris, when we first saw the film, we thought this was the kind of film that really has the opportunity to get some recognition. Not only for best actress, but the supporting players, Woody’s screenplay and the direction -- even the picture. We’ll see how it plays out.”


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