A romantic comedy reuniting Julia Roberts and George Clooney, “Ticket to Paradise,” is (surprise!) winning over fans across the world at the movie office.
Given the present difficulties confronting theatrical rom-coms, the film’s $60 million in global earnings thus far is a good start. Having A-list actors like Roberts and Clooney lend their names to the genre certainly helps. The film’s distributor, Universal, claims that it is now doing better than other recent meet-cute tales, such as “The Lost City,” “Last Christmas,” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” at the same time in their respective wide release periods.
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With $1 million in its first weekend in France, $1 million in Mexico, and $800,000 in Italy, “Ticket to Paradise” grossed $10.5 million worldwide from 61 markets. Australia ($8.5 million), the United Kingdom and Ireland ($7.4 million), and Germany ($7.4 million) are examples of successful holdover territories for “Ticket to Paradise,” which stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney as ex-spouses who attempt to prevent their daughter from marrying a near stranger. On October 21st, it will be released in North America.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney: David O. Russell’s gorgeous historical drama “Amsterdam,” which had an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, and Taylor Swift, bombed in its worldwide box office debut with $3.5 million from 30 countries. Its $80 million production cost Disney and New Regency nothing except a $6.5 million opening weekend in North America. With negative reviews and weak word of mouth, it will be tough for “Amsterdam” to recover at the box office.
The re-release of “Avatar,” though, raked in $3.9 million from 51 regions, so Disney is still in a festive mood. The studio restored James Cameron’s 2009 science fiction film back to the big screen with stunning results in preparation for the long-awaited sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which will finally be released this December. The re-release of the picture after 13 years has already brought in $23.3 million in North America and $71.9 million worldwide.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney: The weekend’s top box office film was “Smile,” a frightening thriller that has received a lot of positive attention. The Paramount Pictures horror film dominated its competition, earning $17.5 million from 61 markets, an increase of 19% over its first weekend. After two weeks at the top of the North American box office, “Smile” has earned $50 million domestically and $40 million internationally. In light of the movie’s $17 million budget, it’s a smashing success.
The other $6.1 million came from 66 overseas areas where “Don’t Worry Darling” was released. The psychological thriller has earned $30.8 million internationally and $69.3 million overall after three weeks in cinemas. The cost to make the film is $35 million.