Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ has highest gross in 25 years

by Iain Alexander

Opening this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight In Paris’ has earned the fame director a special bonus.

The film gained international attention from its world premiere in Cannes, and soon become a hot topic and was surrounded with gossip news of an apparent ‘boycott’ from one of its stars: Carla Bruni. The French first Lady in actual fact didn’t boycott the film, but decided not to make an appearance at the festival, as there was another movie in the selection that painted a bleak picture of her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy.

‘Midnight In Paris’ has earned over $23 million at the North American Box Office, so far, Woody Allen’s best performance in 25 years.

For Sony Pictures Classics this is great news, but how did this film really connect with audiences? One of the romantic and much loved parts of the story is of course, the city of Paris. A dream for many who would like to visit the Capital of Love. What better way to enjoy that fantasy than to watch the movie?

Midnight in Paris trailer