What the ‘Ticket to Paradise’ box office opening says about the state of the rom-com
For three days last weekend, we, too, were going to Paradise. And the movies. And the people who were going to the movies.
We’ll have to do this again sometime. I mean, we’re going to the movies. And that’s fine. We’ll see all the movies we can.
But what makes the ‘Ticket to Paradise’ opening so surprising is that there is no single movie in town that is emblematic of the current state of the rom-com. No movie opens at the Angelika next to the ‘Ticket to Paradise’ box office to signal that romance is dead.
So it’s really not surprising that the ‘Ticket to Paradise’ opening was not the most exciting thing in the world. And maybe that is the point.
The ‘Ticket to Paradise’ opening was the sort of thing that could happen in any new Hollywood movie. It would be like, who cares about the next great Disney movie?
I mean, it’s a great movie. It’s like a Disney movie.
But a lot of the films that open next week, like ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ are more closely related to one another than they are to ‘Ticket to Paradise.’ And that’s a good thing.
The ‘The Greatest Showman,’ we all know. The ‘The Greatest Showman’ is not only the biggest show on the planet, but it’s the biggest show that’ll ever top the box office. It’s the biggest movie that’ll ever top the box office. And it will have the biggest trailer, too.
And the ‘Ticket to Paradise’ opening is exactly as good as the trailer suggests it is.
It’s like a trailer from a Disney movie. It’s the kind of thing that, if not an actual trailer, could very well be the first thing you see every time you look at an ad for the movie. In fact, a movie-trailer trailer has a way of being the first thing you see when it’s released.