Can Woody Allen Still Shake up the Box Office?

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Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) –- Hollywood.com President Paul Dergarabedian discusses Woody Allen’s latest movie “Blue Jasmine” hitting theaters nation-wide. He speaks with Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Quacks we are back on "street smart the quote and woody alley is back with blue jasmine.

Paul, great to see you.

The president of hollywood box office dot com.

I think the movie is doing incredibly well, it has been in limited release and is finally going nationwide.

It has earned $10.5 million and it only opened in six theaters, $100,000 per theater, one of the biggest opening.

For the theaters it was him, those were filled to capacity.

I think he is in his 70s now.

To be this relevant and important to the film industry, he is as viable today as any other working director, pretty amazing.

44 films that he has directed.

A lot of box office over the years.

Following midnight in paris, he has moved from new york thomas a worldwide stage, he has expanded his filmmaking into areas we never thought we would see considering how he started out as a joke writer and a person that made movies that were very basic and kind of slapstick and not very sophisticated.

He has become a real artist in that respect.

Let me ask you about joke writers.

I haven't been this excited about a movie, the world's end.

Is it going to match it?

Everybody loves to go out and have a beer, so this is like a pub crawl gone horribly wrong so when you have these filmmakers, they take what seems like an ordinary situation and amp up the volume.

It is a specific type of comedy that i really enjoy and i think it will do pretty well this weekend, but i think the butler will win the weekend.

But it will be a lot of fun for a lot of people.

We have literally only got 30 seconds, but this twilight ripoff, city of bones?

Mortal instruments is a movie appealing to the young adult articulates, about $10 million this weekend, it won't necessarily be the number one movie, but we are getting towards the end of the summer,

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