Ghostbusters: Afterlife Opens Solidly At The Box Office

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It’s been over three decades since the original Ghostbusters reunited for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

In the sequel that brought back Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, and the spirit of Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters: Afterlife opened to a reasonable $44 million weekend to the nostalgic fans on 4,315 screens. However, it was a little less than its pre-pandemic 2016 all-female reboot Ghostbusters, which opened at $46 million. Internationally, the film also opened in European and Latin American markets to garner an additional $16 million for a total $60 million worldwide haul.

In falling one spot, Marvel’s Eternals pulled in $10.8 million, a 59.7 percent drop from the previous weekend, in its third week of release. Domestically, it inched over $135 million for its nationwide total and over $336 million worldwide.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is holding strong in third place with $8.1 million, a 51.3 percent drop, despite its simultaneous release on Paramount Plus. The children-friendly film totaled $33.5 million after two weeks.

In a push for awards season, Warner Brothers’ tennis drama King Richard opened with $5.7 million on 3,300 screens to land in fourth place. The film also simultaneously screened for HBO Max subscribers during the week as it follows the story of tennis sensations Venus and Serena Williams with their father.

In fifth place, Dune held on for the last spot in the top five with $3 million, a decrease of 44.7 percent from the previous weekend. Domestically, Dune is very close to breaking that $ 100 million domestic barriers at $98 million, but it had taken five weeks to get to this point. The good news for Dune fans is that the sequel is already greenlit due to the strength of international markets, in which it totaled over $367 million worldwide.

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Other notable openings are with sixteenth place Indian-American film India Sweets and Spices opened at $172,000 on 343 screens. And following close behind is Joaquin Phoenix-starring drama C’mon C’mon that opened in seventeenth place with $134,447, but only on 5 screens. It took in with a very impressive largest average haul of $26,889 per screen for the weekend.

With Thanksgiving Weekend, plenty of films are set for premiere during the middle of the week. They include House of Gucci with Lady Gaga, Licorice Pizza with Bradley Cooper, Disney’s animated film Encanto, and the horror remake Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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