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Friday Box Office: Green 'Jasmine' As Woody Allen's Latest Aims For Top 2013 Limited Debut

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 27, 2013 at 12:36PM

Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett's performance, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" soared on its opening night, taking in $175,991 from just 6 theaters.
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Sony Pictures Classics "Blue Jasmine"

Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett's performance, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" soared on its opening night, taking in $175,991 from just 6 theaters.

READ MORE: How 'Blue Jasmine''s Cate Blanchett Became Woody Allen's Lena Dunham

Distributor Sony Pictures Classics reported a $29,332 average as a result, which is remarkably tracking the film ahead of Allen's 2011 hit "Midnight in Paris" (his highest grossing film ever). That film opened to a $28,492 average (also from 6 theaters) on its first day before taking in $99,834 per screen in its opening weekend, one of the 10 best limited debuts for a live action ever. "Jasmine" should at least match that number, and will surely beat the $87,667 average of "Spring Breakers" to give it the best per-theater-average of 2013 so far.

Check back tomorrow a full report on Woody's "Blue" hit.

This article is related to: Box Office, Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine, Sony Pictures Classics