Updated: “Ticket to Paradise,” a romantic comedy that reunites Julia Roberts and George Clooney, has (surprise, surprise) charmed audiences at the international box office.
The film has made $60 million overseas to date, an impressive start to the current challenges facing theatrical rom-coms. Of course, it helps when the genre gets a boost from megawatt stars like Roberts and Clooney. According to Universal, which is backing the film, “Ticket to Paradise” follows recent Met-Perry stories such as “The Lost City,” “Last Christmas” and “Crazy Rich Asians” at the same point in their respective big-screen rollouts. It is moving forward. .
Over the weekend, “Ticket to Paradise” earned $10.5 million from 61 territories, including France ($1 million), Mexico ($1 million) and Italy ($800,000). In holdover markets, “Ticket to Paradise,” starring Clooney and Roberts as ex-husbands trying to stop their daughter from marrying a near-stranger, was in Australia ($8.5 million), the U.K. and Popular in Ireland ($7.4 million). and Germany ($7.4 million). It opens in the US and Canada on October 21.
A star-studded cast, including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington and Taylor Swift, didn’t help David O’Russell’s glitzy period drama “Amsterdam,” which took $30 to $3.5 million from its international box office haul. Initially flopped. markets. The film, which Disney and New Regency spent $80 million to produce, also bombed in North America with a $6.5 million debut. With bad reviews and poor word of mouth, it will be difficult for “Amsterdam” to make a comeback at the box office.
Still, Disney managed to celebrate with the re-release of “Avatar”, which brought in $3.9 million from 51 markets over the weekend. In anticipation of the long-awaited sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which opens in December, the studio brought James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi blockbuster back to the big screen to spectacular results. Already, the re-release of the 13-year-old film has earned $23.3 million in North America and $71.9 million globally.
Yet the big winner this weekend is “Smile,” a horror thriller that has generated strong buzz. The horror film, from Paramount Pictures, broke competition with a better-than-expected $19.1 million from 61 markets, up 31 percent from its debut. So far, “Masail” has earned $41.6 million overseas and $50 million in North America, where it has been No. 1 at the box office for two consecutive weeks. That’s a killer result given the film’s $17 million production budget.
Elsewhere, “Don’t Worry Darling” added $6.1 million from 66 international markets. After three weeks in theaters, the psychological thriller has earned $30.8 million overseas and $69.3 million worldwide. It had a $35 million production budget.