Midnight in Paris has become the highest grossing Woody Allen film of all time in the US, after it reached a total of $41.8m over the weekend.
This places the film ahead of Hannah and Her Sisters, which earned a total of $40.1 million in 1986 and Allen’s other top earners, Annie Hall ($38.2 million) and Manhattan ($39.9). The film has also earned $33.5m in other markets for a worldwide total of $73.9m.
The Hollywood Reporter credits the film’s success to great reviews, the way the film ‘embraces’ Paris, as well as Owen Wilson’s ‘everyman’ character.
Midnight in Paris is written and directed by Woody Allen, and stars Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Michael Sheen, Lea Seydoux, and Carla Bruni.
The film will be released in South Africa later this year by Videovision Entertainment through United International Pictures (South Africa).
It was the opening film of the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap)