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'Moonlight' Expands onto 80 Screens in the UK Following Oscar Triumph
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'Moonlight' Expands onto 80 Screens in the UK Following Oscar Triumph

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Film Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017

Oscar-winning film Moonlight will play at an additional 80 screens across the UK from this Friday (March 3) following last’s night Best Picture win at the Oscars, and a strong opening 10 days at the UK box office.

Last Friday the film expanded to 170 screens (from the previous week’s 85), and has so far grossed £1.25 million in the UK, a figure now expected to be boosted by the Oscar wins.

As well as Best Picture, Moonlight took home Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

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The controversial winner of the Best Picture Award, has been on Culture Trip’s radar ever since a crowd-pleasing debut at last year’s London film festival. We spoke to the film’s director, Barry Jenkins, about what makes the drama so special.

Moonlight is on general release now