'Black Swan' Getting A Wide Release This Christmas

Natalie Portman in Black SwanBy Kristen Shalbinski

If you are one of the millions of Americans not living in L.A., New York or another major city

in the country and you are dying to see "Black Swan," don't fret. By December 22, the film will be released in more than 1,000 theaters across the country -- because nothing screams holiday cheer like rival ballerinas Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis locking horns on stage and locking lips (and more) off stage.

This past weekend the film has made a stellar $1.44 million after only being released in only 18 theaters. That gave it a per-theater average of $80,212, good for the 21st spot on the all-time list, according to BoxOfficeMojo. In other words, it's already big... and it's poised to be huge when it expands this Christmas. And that's not the only reason this news should make moviegoers merry.

The Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller has received stellar reviews since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival back in September. Portman is being praised for a career-best performance for her turn as an intense dancer who might be descending into madness, with awards prognosticators calling her a front runner for the Best Actress Oscar. Kunis, meanwhile, is earning Best Supporting Actress buzz as Portman's possibly scheming dance rival.

The reviews for the film should be enough to persuade you to check out the film, but here's some more incentive: There are a couple (yep, more than one) hot and steamy sex scenes between Portman and Kunis. Even if you have no clue what "Black Swan" is about, you probably have heard about the girl-on-girl action between the two starlets. This alone will make it easier for girls to get their boyfriends to see this film. As the old saying goes, sex sells... and "Black Swan" isn't an exception.

After seeing the film I'm sure the steamy scenes will be at the back of the audiences' minds and the actors performances will be at the forefront. So give yourself a gift this holiday season, and check out "Black Swan."

Are you excited to see "Black Swan"? If you've already seen it, what did you think? Tell us in the comments!