A Star Is Born still has the rest of its opening weekend to get through, but early projections look promising. More impressively, this was 72% higher than the same weekend. It appears I got caught up in that enthusiasm, because the three wide releases this weekend all missed expectations. It only managed second place in the U. Every studio depends on a huge opening-weekend gross for their event movies to survive, but sleeper movies, especially ones which continually draw out adult audiences — a crowd notorious for crawling to the multiplex — is pure manna from heaven.
October 27th, 2018 As , earned first place on. A Star Is Born played best in the big cities, especially on the coasts: A majority of the top 10 runs were in New York or Los Angeles. The film also won best cinematography and best foreign film. Plus, with actual Halloween just 10 days away, it could hold better next weekend than it otherwise would. His time was due on the big screen. This means will have no trouble repeating on top, while could hold on better than most, thanks to Halloween being less than a week away.
He was later added in subsequent trailers, starting at CinemaCon back in March, with a social media universe that exploded to close to 755M across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube views, with a high viral trailer rate of 36 to 1. Not to mention his suit looks like, um, evil spider man. Venom is proving to be the opposite of box office poison. Only 20 films have opened to that much in October, nine of which were horror films. Also, check out my archives for older work. No matter; its awards play is right on schedule.
The A Star Is Born soundtrack is a huge hit on iTunes, not just as a top-selling album, but its tracks have notched the no. Still, it will have been seen by as many or more moviegoers than many awards-contending films. There was a deep commitment to sell the pic on its intimacy, authenticity, and emotional truth, and to not over-market it. Granted, this is 37% lower than , but this is to be expected for Halloween weekend. Not a disaster, but an also-ran. However, it is unlikely to hit the top five.
But there are other films vying for moviegoers' attention -- ones that are set to debut to some steep competition. Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate also star, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Its are good, but not great, while it earned an A from CinemaScore and a 4. On the other hand, horror films do tend to have shorter legs than comic book movies, so Halloween is essentially a coin-toss to break the record. Year-to-date, 2018 was able to stretch its lead over 2017, which now sits at 9. The movie also took in another £1.
August 20th, 2018 Musical drama starring and opens October 5. Get an average person on the street. And Tom Hardy has a lot of love from moviegoers who are excited to see what he does with this anti-hero favorite. Males made up about two thirds of its audience, with an age split was above and under 25. Combined, the two films could drive movie theater business to levels never before seen in mid-autumn. There are some clear patterns emerging, but also some surprising results. But there are other films vying for moviegoers' attention -- ones that are set to debut to some steep competition.
Claire Foy is taking over seven years later. I've studied the film industry, both academically and informally, and with an emphasis in box office analysis, for 28 years. The clips and other social materials have resonated with fans who like the idea of a giant monster out of control. But after that, I would argue that unless The Hate U Give really breaks out next weekend A Star Is Born and First Man are the only really big Oscar movies between now and the end of the year. The trailer was finished for six months, but Warner wanted to drop it at just the right time to create a proper word-of-mouth resonance, so they chose June. Updated PostTrak is still four stars but 80% overall positive.
More importantly, the overall box office was 37% higher than the same weekend. This led some fans to worry the competition from the Marvel-based film would jeopardise A Star Is Born's turnout. But the novelty of the Marvel's first big superhero team-up was irresistible, and director balanced his ensemble expertly, giving everyone plenty to do so none of them ever fades into the background. Normally, a year-over-year change this dramatic only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays, but this has been happening a lot this year. The other two new wide releases were less successful. There are not many films we can use as comparisons. January 9th, 2019 announced their theatrical nominations this week and we are starting to see some real patterns emerge and I think the Oscar picture is getting clearer.