New ‘Ghostbusters’ Blasts Off With $60M Global Weekend

Bustin’ still makes them feel good.

Topping the box office charts in its premiere weekend, GhostbustersAfterlife beat industry expectations with a $44-million haul from domestic theaters and another $16 from overseas markets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The $60-million overall take, while good news for Sony Pictures, came in slightly lower than the results of the all-female 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. Of course, those numbers are expected to get a healthy boost from the Thanksgiving holiday this week.

The sequel to the iconic 1984 original Ghostbusters–which received an A- CinemaScore from audiences–was directed by Jason Reitman from a screenplay he wrote with Gil Kenan. The film follows single mom Callie (Carrie Coon) and her two children, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), “who move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma only to discover there’s something strange in the neighborhood.”

The movie also stars Paul Rudd, Bokeem Woodbine, Tracy Letts and Oliver Cooper, along with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts from the original.

The original Ghostbusters–directed by Ivan Reitman (Jason’s father) from a screenplay by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis–follows three parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. A monster hit with just about everyone, the film raked in $295 million on a $30-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on GhostbustersAfterlife.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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