ComingSoon.net has learned that following the enormous opening weekend success of Darren Aronofsky's thriller Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Fox Searchlight plan on giving the movie a wide release into over 1,000 theaters on December 22, just in time for Christmas!
The movie which received huge critical raves out of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and has received equally enormous Oscar buzz for Portman's performance as a ballet dancer buckling under the pressures of a high-profile role in "Swan Lake" opened in 18 theaters this past Friday, December 3. The film earned $1.4 million in 13th place, setting a new per-theater average for Fox Searchlight with $80k per venue. In the past, Searchlight's masterful tactics in expanding their "arthouse films" has led to huge hits like Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Juno and Napoleon Dynamite.
Black Swan will now be nationwide opposite Universal's Little Fockers, the Coen Brothers' True Grit and Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels, but since most people will have off in the week following Christmas, they'll have plenty of time to see all the movies if they choose to do so.
Black Swan is currently playing in select cities including New York and L.A. You can read our interview with Aronofsky here and our review here.
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