George Clooney and Julia Roberts enjoyed a box office triumph this week as their reunion movie Ticket To Paradise passed $100 million worldwide.
Although the romantic comedy has been out for over a month in several foreign markets, it only opened in the United States and Canada this past Friday.
Now the movie has made a whopping $102.5 million globally, with $20.6 million in the United States and $81.9 million abroad, according to Deadline.
Together again: George Clooney and Julia Roberts enjoyed a box office triumph this week as their reunion movie Ticket To Paradise passed $100 million worldwide
In descending order, the most lucrative foreign audiences have been Australia, the UK/Ireland, Germany, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
Ticket To Paradise opened in the top four of those markets on various dates in September before bowing in Saudi Arabia on October 9.
Now it has made $9.9 million in Australia, $9.7 million between the UK and Ireland, $9.6 million in Germany and $3.8 million in Spain.
Even in Saudi Arabia, where the movie bowed a month to the day after Spain, the film has managed to rack up $3.4 million.
Rollout: Although the romantic comedy has been out for over a month in several foreign markets, it only opened in the United States and Canada this past Friday
Directed by Ol Parker, whose work includes Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Ticket To Paradise was made on what IMDb estimates was a $60 million budget.
Julia has a long professional history with George in movies ranging from Ocean’s Eleven in 2001 to Money Monster in 2016.
Their new picture stars Julia, 54, and George, 61, as a middle-aged divorced couple trying to stop their grown daughter’s marriage.
Ticket To Paradise appears to have made a mark with older moviegoers, as 64% of its American audience during its opening weekend there was 35 plus.
Throwback: Julia has a long professional history with George in movies ranging from Ocean’s Eleven in 2001 (pictured) to Money Monster in 2016
‘I think it’s so funny and George is so funny and George and I together, it’s probably going to be terrible because there’s too much potential for it to be great, it’ll just implode on it itself,’ Julia quipped to Variety at Cannes this year.
‘I think that should be the commercial for the movie: “It’s probably going to be terrible,”‘ she vamped. ‘I’m so glad my publicist is on a plane right now.’
Julia and George star alongside Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever, who plays their daughter, as well as showbiz legacy Billie Lourd whose mother was Carrie Fisher.
Although the critics have been dismissive to the tune of 56% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has achieved an 89% audience score on the same website.
Media rounds: George and Julia are pictured earlier this month in a publicity shot for a Jimmy Kimmel Live! promoting their new film
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