The return of the saga ‘Ghostbusters’ to the cinemas from the United States with ‘Afterlife’ surprised on its opening weekend raise $ 44 million, well above the 30 million predictions predicted. The new installment of the franchise, 37 years after the debut of the original film, was imposed as the first option to premiere strategically between two of the most important releases of the year for Disney: ‘Eternals’, which reaches its third week on the billboard , and ‘Encanto’, which hits theaters this weekend.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is the title of the new installment of the paranormal comedy saga whose first two films were directed by Ivan Reitman and which is now taken up by his son, the filmmaker Jason Reitman (‘Juno’, 2007).
For its part, ‘Eternals’ continues to attract audiences to cinemas in USA and was placed in second position with 10.8 million dollars collected, which together with the income obtained in the previous two weeks add up to a total of 135 million obtained in the North American market (US and Canada), according to data from Box Office Mojo. In third place was ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’, an animated film starring a giant dog that grossed $ 8.1 million in its second week in theaters and will not be released in the international market for another month.
For its part, the other shot put on the card was ‘King Richard’, which settled for the fourth position and 5.7 million raised. The movie stars Will Smith, who already sounds in the pools for the Oscars in the role of Richard Williams, and tells how the father of the Williams sisters devised an ambitious plan in order for them to rise to the top of tennis from their humble origins in the Compton neighborhood (Los Angeles).
Finally, ‘Dune’, which celebrates five weeks in theaters, closed the 5 most viewed films of the weekend with 3 million gross.