Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Box Office Update: “A Star is Born” Had a Better Weekend Than Thought, Is Now Up to $51 Mil


Warner Brothers underestimated “A Star is Born” for the regular three day weekend.

Originally the studio said the film made $42.5 million from previews through Sunday. But that guesstimate was on Sunday morning. Little did they know…

The final total for the three day weekend was $44.2 million. Then on Monday the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga hit took in another $6.7 million. The total through Monday night was $51 million. Later today– Wednesday– the Tuesday numbers will come in. Business is booming!

“Venom” is up to $90 million in four days, but that was to be expected. The new film in the equation– Damien Chazelle’s must-see “First Man”– opens Friday.

Also not to be missed: “The Hate U Give,” George Tillman Jr.’s important and engrossing– with a great screenplay by the late Audrey Wells– exploration of police violence. Russell Hornsby leads an excellent cast.

Roger Friedman
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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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