Lady Gaga uses his star power to help a friend.
The singer and actress, who performed alongside Bradley Cooper in A star is born, took to Twitter on Monday to encourage fans to see her friend’s latest film, urging her followers to come to the theater and see Alley of nightmares, a psychological thriller with a star cast.
“Nightmare Alley is an amazing movie with an amazing cast, kudos to @RealGDT,” Lady Gaga tweeted. She added: “Bradley is spectacular, Cate and Rooney beyond powerful! I liked it so much. Go see him !
Nightmare Alley is an amazing movie with an amazing cast, kudos to @RealGDT. Bradley is spectacular, Cate and Rooney more than powerful! I liked it so much. Go see him !
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 19, 2021
With the Hangover star, the cast of the set also includes Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Willem DaFoe, Toni Colette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the film centers on Stanton Carlisle (played by Cooper), an ambitious carnival member turned mentalist who pursues a dark path by tricking wealthy patrons into thinking he’s talking with the dead.
Despite the big names attached to the film, Alley of nightmares really struggled at the box office on its opening weekend. The film grossed just over $ 3 million as it played in 2,145 theaters Thursday night through Sunday.. Ticket sales were so low in some theaters that screenings were eventually withdrawn and replaced with Spider-Man: No Path Home, according to reports from TMZ.
After some theaters canceled future screenings of Alley of nightmares, a few moviegoers took to social media to explain how they were asked to exchange their tickets for another movie. There were also those who confirmed his poor beginnings in post pictures of nearly empty cinemas on their Twitter and Instagram pages.
The film grossed $ 3 million in its first weekend, which was good enough for take # 5 at the weekend box office. Still, it was a rough start for a movie with a budget of $ 60 million – the most money Searchlight Pictures has ever spent on a movie, according to reports from Variety.
The new opus of the last one Spider Man the franchise took first place at the box office, raising $ 253 million in 4,336 theaters.
To complete the top five, Encanto, West Side Story and Ghostbusters: the afterlife, who finished fourth just ahead Alley of nightmares.