Nearly 40 years later, ghost hunting is still a profitable business.
As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, the latest attempt to revive “Ghostbusters” has drawn a massive audience to theaters, while award-winning “King Richard,” like most dramas released during the pandemic, is facing problems.
With a bow to nostalgia and a few iconic characters in its arsenal, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” beat expectations in its opening weekend with a gross of $44 million from 4,315 locations, according to studio estimates. Posted on Sunday. The Sony tape is shown exclusively in theaters.
“Afterlife”‘s opening weekend lags behind that of Paul Feige’s “Ghostbusters,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, which grossed $46 million in its June 2016 debut. One of the unpredictable habits of moviegoers in the age of epidemic, the fundamental difference is that the production cost of the “afterlife” almost halved.
Another notable premiere did not receive the expected reception. The drama “King Richard,” starring Will Smith as the father of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, grossed $5.7 million in 3,302 theaters. Warner Bros. movie released. Simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters.
Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore. Final figures for those countries will be released on Monday.
1. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” $44 million.
2. “Eternal,” 10.8 million.
3. “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” 8.1 million.
4. “King Richard,” 5.7 million.
5. “Dune” 3.1 million.
6. “Poison: Let There Be Carnage,” 2.8 million.
7. “No Time to Die”, 2.7 million.
8. “The French Dispatch”, 970.000 dólares.
9. Belfast 940,000.
10. “Ron Went Wrong”, 888,000.
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