'Forrest Gump' to Get Imax Rerelease

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The release celebrates the 20th anniversary of the best picture-winning Tom Hanks film.

Forrest Gump is about to get new legs -- at the box office, that is. 

Paramount is re-releasing the 1994 best picture winner, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, in Imax theaters on Sept. 5. The film's return to theaters coincides with its 20th anniversary. 

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The film was originally released in theaters July 6, 1994, and was a critical and commercial smash, grossing $677 million worldwide. It was nominated for a whopping 13 Academy Awards and earned six trophies, including best actor for Hanks and best director for Zemeckis. The film co-stars Robin Wright, Sally Field and Gary Sinise and is based on the novel by Winston Groom.

Recent theatrical rereleases have had mixed success at the box office. The Lion King netted $94 million domestically when it was re-released in 3D in 2011, but other efforts -- including Phantom Menace in 2012 -- have not been so fortunate. Raiders of the Lost Ark added an extra $3 million to its coffers from its 2012 Imax rerelease. 

Forrest Gump is currently ranked No. 31 on the list of all-time highest domestic grosses. It stands $4.5 million behind 2010's Alice in Wonderland at No. 30.

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