La La Land, recently released in theaters has been gaining speed and great numbers in the box office.

The film, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, pulled in $855,000 for a per screen average of $171,000.  In just one week, La La Land has the highest per-location average of all time for a five-theater release according to the Liongate Studio.

The reviews so far are very positive, and the movie achieved a near perfect  score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in LA.

‘La La Land’ Review Roundup

“La La Land” succeeds both as a fizzy fantasy and a hard-headed fable, a romantic comedy and a showbiz melodrama, a work of sublime artifice and touching authenticity. The artifice lies in the gorgeous colors, the suave camera movements and the elegant wide-screen compositions. In the songs and choreography too, of course, though it has to be said that, with one or two exceptions, these are more competent than dazzling.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

“[Damien] Chazelle has reinvigorated the big-screen musical by embracing the present while paying tribute to the past, by balancing irony and innocence, novelty and nostalgia… La La Land is suffused with a love of moviemaking so profound it tingles.” – Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

“The director of Whiplash delivers a musical romance that rushes from first love to heartache via showtunes, love songs and free jazz. Propelled by charming performances from its leads, it’s a sweet-natured drama that’s full of bounce.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“I’m hoping that “La La Land” will be a hit for the ages, for all ages. It’s a film that re-enacts, with rare originality, a classic role for the movie medium—escapist entertainment in troubled times.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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