Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen Goes Wide

Woody Allen is going wide. Sony Pictures Classics said Thursday that it planned to increase the number of theaters showing Woody Allen’s new time-traveling comedy “Midnight in Paris,” to 1,038 screens, the widest release of any of Allen’s films.

“Midnight in Paris,” which has been well-received by critics, has earned more than $16 million in the United States and more than $18.3 million overseas, where in recent years Mr. Allen has found a much bigger audience than he enjoys at home.

His last critically successful film, “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” earned $23.2 million in the United States and $73.2 million internationally.

“Midnight in Paris,” which stars Owen Wilson, as Allen’s alter ego, and many other well-known actors – Adrien Brody, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates – follows a perpetually dissatisfied Hollywood screenwriter working in Paris who makes nightly excursions back into the 1920’s Lost Generation version of the City of Light, communing with the likes of Hemingway and Salvador Dali.