Newly crowned Oscars Best Picture winner "Moonlight" will get its moment in the sun.
The drama — which won the award after an unprecedented snafu that erroneously honored "La La Land" first — will get a wide release to more than 1,500 theaters across the country, five months after it first opened. That's a bigger release than the two previous Best Pictures, "Spotlight" and "Birdman," received after their wins.
"Moonlight" is already available on DVD and Digital HD. Last weekend, it played in 585 theaters and made $591,000. Since the movie received the Academy Award nomination on Jan. 24, its total box office has risen 39 percent. Experts predict that another $4 to $6 million will come in during the wider release.
In addition to Best Picture, "Moonlight" won two Oscars — Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins.
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