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AMERICAN HUSTLE Takes in Over $200 Million Worldwide

AMERICAN HUSTLE Takes in Over $200 Million Worldwide

On the heels of receiving 10 Academy Award nominations including the rare feat of scoring nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and all four acting categories Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures' American Hustlehas surpassed $200 million at the worldwide box office, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures.

To date, the Atlas Entertainment Production starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence, has grossed $138.7 million in North America, setting a career high for director David O. Russell at the domestic box office, surpassing the $132.1 million take of Silver Linings Playbook.

American Hustlehas also proven to be just as strong a player to international audiences, grossing$64million to date in overseas markets, with territories including Germany, Russia and Korea yet to open. The film has opened #1 in six territories UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, and Greece and the UK box office is so strong thatAmerican Hustlehas nearly tripled the box office ofSilver Linings Playbookin that territory. Annapurna's international sales company, Panorama Media, has handled international sales of the film throughout the world. Sony Pictures distributes the film in the U.S., Latin America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia and the Ukraine).

American Hustle is now the highest-grossing film, both domestically and internationally, for Annapurna Pictures.

Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, "Congratulations go to our filmmakers. David O. Russell has scored again with critics and audiences alike he has delivereda tremendous film, one that has connected with moviegoers in every country around the world. I also want to congratulate Chuck Roven a longtime friend and one of our industry's prolific producers on his first Oscar nomination, as well as his fellow producers, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon on their nominations. In fact, special congratulations go to Megan on becoming the first woman with two nominations for Best Picture in one year. They and their entirecast andcrew dedicated themselves to David's vision for a truly special film, and we're excited and gratified by their success."

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