Washington: Steve McQueen, the director of ` 12 Years a Slave` is planning further theater expansion after grabbing the best picture Oscar.
The movie will be playing in more than 1,000 theaters across the US, reportedly.
McQueen`s slavery drama enjoyed a phenomenal bump in its 20th weekend, where the movie grossed 975,931 dollars from 411 theaters.
Theater owners doesn`t play films when they are out on DVD but exhibitors make an exception in the case of an Academy Award best picture winner.
Speaking on the same Frank Rodriguez, chief of Fox Searchlight, said that exhibitors will allow some co-habitation in this case.
The movie earned a world total of 140.2 million dollars revenue before it grabbed the Beast Picture award at Oscars.