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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO EXPAND WOODY ALLEN'S "BLUE JASMINE" TO OVER 1,200 SCREENS NATIONWIDE
  • New York, NY (August 21, 2013) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will expand Woody Allen's latest box office success BLUE JASMINE from 229 to over 1,200 screens nationwide this weekend. This surpasses MIDNIGHT IN PARIS' screen count, marking BLUE JASMINE as the widest release of any Woody Allen film.

    The film has garnered $9,943,025 million in box office grosses since its July 26th limited release and has had numerous box office achievements including breaking opening weekend house records at the Angelika Film Center and City Cinemas 1, 2, 3, in New York City, BAM in Brooklyn as well as breaking both opening weekend and second weekend records at the Clay in San Francisco. On opening weekend, the film averaged $102,011 per screen in six theaters – one of the top limited openings of all time. This is Allen's 44th feature film that he has written and directed and his 6th film with Sony Pictures Classics.

    Please visit www.BlueJasmineFilm.com for theater locations and show times.

    About Sony Pictures Classics
    Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

    Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 31 Academy Awards® (27 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 135 Academy Award® nominations (109 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

    About Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.

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