UK multiplex chain Vue Cinemas has resolved its dispute with Warner Bros over A Star Is Born and will be playing the film from tomorrow (Oct 12).
Screen understands the issue was over booking terms, meaning the revenue split of box office receipts between the distributor and exhibitor.
Earlier this week, Warner Bros issued a statement saying it was “continuing to work hard with Vue to find an agreement for A Star Is Born to be shown at their cinemas”. It seems that agreement has now been reached.
The film, directed by Bradley Cooper, who stars as an alcoholic musician who helps a young singer (played by Lady Gaga) realise her potential, opened in third place in the box office chart last week with £3.1m, and £4m including previews.
While that’s still a strong result, the lack of programming from one of the UK’s three major multiplex chains, which operates 89 sites with 854 screens, may have hampered takings.
A Star Is Born will be playing in all 89 Vue sites in the UK this weekend.
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