After leading the pack (alongside “Birdman”) with nine Oscar nominations, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is returning to theaters.
Searchlight is re-releasing the Wes Anderson film in 17 select cities beginning this weekend, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Seattle. The DVD was released in June, and the film is already playing on HBO.
Despite its early debut, Oscar voters still recognized the quirky dramedy (noms included best picture and best director), and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded it the Golden Globe for best picture in the musical or comedy category.
Searchlight led all studios in Oscar nominations on Thursday.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” opened on March 7 in the U.S. — a few weeks after last year’s Oscars — to more than $200,000 per theater, breaking the record for the highest-grossing limited live-action debut of all time.
With a $59.1 million domestic haul ($174.6 million worldwide), it’s also Anderson’s highest-grossing move to date.