Midnight In Paris becomes Woody Allen’s Top Film Of All Time
Hey Harry Potter! You’re not the only special one this weekend!
Woody Allen is patting himself on the back as his latest flick, Midnight in Paris, has become his highest-grossing flick of all time in North America.
On Friday, the movie grossed $500,000 , pushing its total gross to $40.4 million and overtaking Allen’s flick Hannah and Her Sisters, which took $40.1 million in 1986.
For several weeks, the amiable, picturesque comedy, set in the City of Light and starring Owen Wilson as a would-be novelist who finds a way to slip back to an era he idolizes, has been on track to dethrone “Hannah and Her Sisters” as the biggest grossing movie in Allen’s directorial career, which has lasted for 35 years and 41 films.
On Friday the film drops to 706 screens, a loss of more than 100 screens but still a substantial total. And even a Friday gross of $300,000 — which would be its smallest Friday total since its first weekend, when the film was on only six screens — would be enough to pass “Hannah and Her Sisters” and make “Midnight” Allen’s biggest movie ever.
And it’s not going to stop there, said Barker. “It’s still playing in major, major theaters,” he said. “And I think what will happen is that a core number of theaters will play the picture throughout the entire summer.”
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