Sony Pictures Classics announced that it will expand Woody Allen’s box office hit Blue Jasmine this weekend from 229 screens to more than 1,200, making the awards contender Allen’s widest ever release.

So far Blue Jasmine, featuring an acclaimed lead performance by Cate Blanchett, has grossed more than $9.9m in North American since it opened in limited release on Jul 26.

This is the 44th feature that Allen has written and directed and his sixth with Sony Pictures Classics.