Who Ya Gonna Call?: Ghostbusters Afterlife Wins The Weekend Box Office


The newest Ghostbusters movie seems to have trampled the competition at the box office this weekend. Not only did it come in the number one spot, it actually beat all analysts expectations and out performed its early tracking numbers. Initially thought to make somewhere between $30-35 million for the weekend, it ended up grossing $44 million, but still falls short of Paul Feig's 2016 reboot which made $46 million in its opening frame. However, we need to remember that a pandemic is still going on. Also, Feig's female led film had a much larger budget that cost well over $140 million. The latest Ghostbusters only cost $75 million to produce which should put it into the green relatively fast. There will undoubtedly be sequel discussions happening in the coming weeks because it's an undeniable hit. 

Disney's Eternals saw a 60 percent drop this weekend, only taking in another $10.8 million. Clifford, The Big Red Dog tallied up another $8 million to take the third spot. The new Will Smith feature King Richard took the number four slot and Denis Villeneuve's Dune held at number five. 

The box office continues to roar back to life after numerous shut downs caused by the pandemic. We are excited to see what happens in the coming weeks with the holiday releases right around the corner.