Friday, April 19, 2024

“A Star is Born” Crosses $100 Mil Mark in 13 Days, Soundtrack, Singles Still Number 1 on Charts


“Halloween” will take the number 1 spot at the box office this weekend, with a predicted $70 million.

But “A Star is Born” crossed the $100 million mark Wednesday, after 13 days in release. It’s up to $104 million with no sign of stopping.

On top of that, the soundtrack is still number 1, on Amazon and iTunes. The album has placed 10 different spots on iTunes including “Shallow,” which holds at number 1. Not bad. Even Bradley Cooper has two hit singles!

As for Oscar buzz, I don’t see a way “Star” doesn’t swamp the categories: Best Picture, Actress, Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Song, just for starters.

What a good thing Bradley Cooper didn’t lose heart after “Star” almost had a false start and didn’t happen. And Lady Gaga? There aren’t enough good things to say!

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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