Louis C.K. has no reason to feel blue about the box office performance of his latest project…
The 45-year-old Mexican American stars in Woody Allen’s ensemble drama Blue Jasmine, which sparkled like a diamond at the box office this weekend.
The film, which co-stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett and Bobby Cannavale, grossed nearly $603,000 in limited release, outperforming the performance of Allen’s last film Midnight in Paris (a $99,834 debut average in six theaters), which was the director’s best-grossing film to date.
Blue Jasmine, released by Sony Pictures Classics, opened in six theaters, averaging $102,128, placing the film atop the year’s specialty debuts.
“It certainly belies the myth opening,” said SPC’s Michael Barker about debuting against the summer blockbusters like The Wolverine. “When we first screened the film I remember we heard that people said, ‘Why aren’t you waiting until the fall?’ Our response was that a good serious film will be a good breath of fresh air.”
Blue Jasmine edges out Selena Gomez’s Spring Breakers in the averages game so far in 2013.
Louis C.K. portrays Al in the film, which centers on Blanchett’s New York socialite character who moves into her sister’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together after her life falls apart, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Baldwin).