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‘Crazy Heart’ Gets Biggest Nominations Bump

Jeff Bridges film takes more than $3.6 in expanded weekend

"Crazy Heart" was the biggest beneficiary of Oscar momentum at the box office this weekend.
The Fox Searchlight’s country-music drama, which received three nominations including best actor for Jeff Bridges, expanded from 239 locations to 819 this weekend and collected a studio-estimated $3.65 million, or $4,457 per theater.
That’s by far the best performance of any film that tried to take advantage of Academy Award nominations this weekend.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.