Woody Allen’s new “Blue Jasmine” is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director’s 44-film career.
After such a strong start, it’s possible the movie, which stars Cate Blanchett as a society woman fallen on hard times, could set a new high-water mark for total box-office take for a Woody Allen movie, too.
But what’s the figure he’ll have to beat?
Check out the photo gallery to see the director’s top 10 box-office hits. Some of the titles may surprise you.
Most of the New York-based filmmaker’s works have been more critical darlings than box-office champs, but Allen’s 44 feature films have amassed a half a billion dollars in total box office in the U.S. and Canada alone.
They have also earned him a striking number of Oscar nominations -- 23 for Allen himself, as writer, director and actor, and many more than that for his movies’ many stars.