[129], Outside North America, Ghostbusters earned $19.1 million in its opening weekend from a handful of markets on 3,900 screens. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. The next two wide releases, Lights Out and Ice Age: Collision Course, had nearly identical openings with $21.69 million and $21.37 million respectively. [167], In December 2016, IDW Publishing announced that it would release a six-part limited series comic, Ghostbusters 101, featuring the original Ghostbusters teaming up with the 2016 team.
Few summer 2016 releases grabbed more advance attention. Sci-Fi. [78] The film's IMDb page was also subject to a coordinated effort to lower its rating prior to the film's release. [121] By August 2016, sources such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal had begun calling Ghostbusters a box office bomb. [28][29][30] Following Ramis's death in February 2014, Reitman left the director role to focus on smaller projects, but remained a producer to help Columbia and Sony find a new director for the film. Or tell a story you've seen before, but in a way you haven't seen it. The overall box office was down a little compared to last weekend, but a 3.1% decline is hardly noteworthy. Prior to the film, Murray's reluctance to participate in another Ghostbusters project due to his relationship with Sony had hampered efforts for a third film to be made. © IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This was on the high end of expectations, but not quite as strong as Star Trek Beyond’s opening last weekend. Year-to-date, 2016 saw its lead over 2015 nearly double to $260 million or 4.0%. If not, is it as good as the average Paul Feig movie? [39][40] Emma Stone was approached to star but declined partly because she did not want to commit to a franchise. 2016 is still ahead by 2.2%, but this is less than the ticket price inflation.

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In almost all cases this doesn’t matter, because films open in all three countries at the same time. There are a couple of smaller releases as well. [131], In a June 2017 television appearance, Aykroyd blamed the film's underperformance on Feig. [120] Bloomberg News estimated the film lost $58.6 million. The final new release of the week is Lights Out. (United Kingdom), Action There are some smaller releases that were up for that title, including The Shallows, An American Werewolf in London and The Innocents. One scene which shows Erin being ridiculed as a "ghost girl" on the street which leads to her punching the man and causing her to be fired as a Columbia professor. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. Also appearing as ghosts are Dave Allen as the electrocuted ghost, Steve Bannos as the flasher ghost, Robin Shelby as the voice of Lady Slimer, and Adam Ray as the voice of Slimer, who also portrays the lead singer of a band. This is the best opening day for the director, Paul Feig, topping his previous champ, The Heat by 25%. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. [147], After its opening weekend, Sony's president of worldwide distribution, Rory Bruer, told TheWrap that "while nothing has been officially announced, there's no doubt in [his] mind [a sequel] will happen." It's not a perfect movie. In fact, The Secret Life of Pets should easily add another $20 million to its running tally, and Ghostbusters has a good shot at doing the same. [111] The film fell 50% from Friday to Saturday. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. He also said that Ghostbusters was expected to become an important Sony franchise. [32][33] Feig announced the film and his involvement in October 2014, along with co-writer Katie Dippold,[34] and confirmed his intention to have the film "star hilarious women". But there’s also a huge group of people who are just concerned about the property, and I completely understand.

[50][51] On September 15, filming was taking place in Waltham, Massachusetts. "[117], The Hollywood Reporter estimated the film's financial losses would be over $70 million. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on July 9, 2016, and was released in the United States on July 15, 2016, in IMAX, 4DX, 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D. The police and DHS are subdued, but the Ghostbusters fight through the army of ghosts to reach the portal. Directed by Paul Feig. That would be great news for the overall box office.

company. On the other hand, if Fandango is correct, Ghostbusters will be the biggest comedy of the summer and if early tracking is correct, it will have the best non-family film opening since X-Men: Apocalypse. Given the film’s reviews and its A CinemaScore, it should have a relatively good internal multiplier. That’s a pretty good opening for that market, but the previous film opened with $12.76 million in that market, so that’s a sizable drop-off. Box Office Mojo and IMDb are trademarks or registered trademarks of IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Ghostbusters (2016) | The Box Office Films Site Ghostbusters (2016) Directed by Paul Feig - starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig et al, presnted by Box Office Films - film and movie box office details with weekly chart and lifetime grosses. [115] It debuted at number one on the DVD and Blu-ray charts after its release on home media in North America. Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. A novelization of the film, written by Nancy Holder, was published by Tor Books in 2016.

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