Critically-acclaimed 'A Star is Born' rushes to the front of the line as an early Oscar contender

Critically-acclaimed 'A Star is Born' rushes to the front of the line as an early Oscar contender

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 'A Star is Born' is definitely well on its way to the top! From what we hear, presales for the tragic love story are outperforming previous Oscar contenders among Atom Ticket app users, including 'The Big Sick', 'The Shape of Water', and 'Call Me By Your Name'. The film has been a much-awaited one, especially by Gaga's monsters who get to see their queen in a brand new, refreshing avatar -- it's not everyday that Gaga goes completely au naturale!

The films presale success could also be connected to the huge success that movie musicals have seen in the last couple of years. For example, 'La La Land' swept everyone away and made  $446.1 million worldwide while it was at it. 


Atom's new editorial lead, Alisha Grauso also nodded to this theory. "A Star Is Born seems to be poised to cash in on the resurgence in popularity of movie musicals in recent years, as well as movies with a romantic twist. Rom-coms may not be en vogue on the big screen in 2018, but that doesn't mean audiences, particularly female audiences, don't want their appetite for romance to be fed, especially as we head into the holiday season," she said.

She added, "It's also worth noting that Lady Gaga has the sort of dedicated and passionate fanbase that will absolutely follow her from music to acting. Her fans are as devoted to her as a person as they are to her music and other creative endeavors, and her fanbase is large. It's entirely likely that their enthusiasm is bumping up ticket presales in the lead-up to release."

'A Star is Born' revolves around a star musician named Jackson Maine who discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist named Ally. Jackson becomes the wind beneath Ally's wings, giving her the confidence and opportunity to make it big. But as she touches the stars, as luck would have it, her love life slowly crumbles. The film has overall positive reviews already and it only seems like a matter of time that it becomes a blockbuster. It has an average rating of 8/10 on Rotten Tomatoes and on Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 87 out of 100, based on 54 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". 

The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August and was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and the Zurich Film Festival in September. American audiences will be able to see this movie musical in theatres on October 5, 2018. 

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