Following unexpectedly high numbers at the box office, Woody Allen's newest rom-com Midnight in Paris, is being re-released by Sony Pictures Classics next Friday, August 26th. The surprise showstopper's numbers have surpassed all of Allen's 40 other films at the box office; not only has it been his highest grossing, it has also received top-notch praise across the board, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it an aggregated score of 92%.
The film, which is flanked by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011, and initially received a limited release to a modest 147 theaters as of early June (the norm for most indie films). But now that the film has achieved numbers (pulling in a far-from-shabby $49,664,598 domestically, to date), Sony Pictures plans to share Woody's latest masterpiece on a much larger scale, to over 1,000 screens nationwide.
What does this mean to you? It means that if you haven't already, you should get your ass in a theater next Friday and see what the hype is about. You just might be peeping Allen's newest soon-to-be classic.
[via First Showing]