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Updated: 10:15PM 10/15/2018
TOTAL DOMESTIC GROSS: $97.56M
TOTAL GLOBAL GROSS: $135.3 M
|Day||Predicted Gross||Actual Gross|
|Wednesday (preview)||$1 m||$1.4 m|
|Thursday (preview)||$2 m||$3.2 m|
|Total Previews||$3 m||$4.6 m|
|Friday (official premiere)||$10 m||$16 m|
|Opening Weekend||$44 m||$42,908,051 m|
Many box office people are describing the movie as an unexpected hit.
Mama Mia: Here We Go Again opened to $34.9m while Les Miserables opened to $27.2m and Michael Jackson’s This Is It opened to $23.2m. These were all October musicals. Deadline notes that it is difficult to compare A Star is Born to these films because A Star is Born falls into its own category and has become its own competition.
In terms of acclaimed movies, 2016’s hit musical La La Land opened to a $9.2 m opening weekend and last year’s big musical The Greatest Showman opened to $8.8m. These two films both went on to gross over 400m at the box office and securing several Oscar wins.
Well, it’s performing higher than expected. Forbes attempts to compare it to past October blockbuster films such as Gravity and Gone Girl and A Star is Born is falling right in line with these releases. Forbes is crediting this to the positive word of mouth A Star is Born is gaining.
Venom which is performing as expected is also expected to experience a sharp fall on the Box Office charts next weekend leaving A Star is Born to face off with Ryan Gosling’s First Man.
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