Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Box Office: “A Star is Born” Takes $42.6 Mil, Soundtrack Conquers Charts with 16 of iTunes Top 100


“A Star is Born” totals up at $42.6 million including previews through today, which is maybe a little softer than expected but just fine.

The main story right now is that the soundtrack has placed 16 slots on the iTunes top 100 including several songs by newly minted hitmaker Bradley Cooper.

“ASIB” has the top three songs on iTunes. It’s also the number 1 album. It couldn’t have done any better.

Back in the comic book world, the “Spider Man” spin off “Venom” did a whopping $80 million for Sony. Sony still holds on to Spider-Man related material for Marvel, and is thanking God– in this case, Stan Lee– that they do. The worldwide appetite for Marvel never abates. “Venom” has $205 million in the bank so far internationally.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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