Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
A Deadly Adoption
Anchorman 2
Appearances
Arrested Development
Articles & Interviews
Awards & Nominations
Bridesmaids
Career and Projects
Charity & Causes
Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 3
Downsizing
Drunk History
Flashbacks
Friends with Kids
Gallery Updates
Ghostbusters
Girl Most Likely
Guest Starring
Guest-Starring Roles
Hateship, Loveship
Her
How to Train Your Dragon 2
KristenWiig.org
Magazines
Masterminds
Media Alerts
Mini-Series
Miss Famous
Mother!
Movies
Nasty Baby
News
Other Projects
Paul
Photo Archive
Press Library
Public Appearances
Revenge for Jolly!
Rumored Projects
Saturday Night Live
Sausage Party
Short Films
Site Announcements
Stage Productions
Talk Shows
Television Series
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
The Groundlings
The Heart
The Looney Tunes Show
The Martian
The Other Woman
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Skeleton Twins
The Spoils Before Dying
The Spoils of Babylon
Throwback Thursday
Toni Erdmann Remake
TV alerts
Uncategorized
Video Archive
Video Updates
Voice Work
Welcome to Me
Wet Hot American Summer
Wet Hot American Summer
Zoolander 2

KRISTENWIIG.ORG

The Kristen Wiig fansite

   

‘Ghostbusters’ Earns $46 Million in Opening Weekend

Posted on July 17, 2016 and filed under Ghostbusters

According to Variety, Ghostbusters debuted this weekend to a solid $46 million from 3,962 locations. Sony hailed the results as evidence that audiences were responding to its new take on the decades-old property. Ranking as the best debut for a live-action comedy in over a year, the audience for the film skewed female, with women making up 54% of ticket buyers. It also resonated more strongly with older crowds, weaned on the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel, as 55% of the audience clocked in over the age of 25.

Ghostbusters received a B+ rating from moviegoers (A- from the audience under 25!), so it should have a good word-of-mouth and strong legs in the coming weeks. That’s something the film will need, as well as resonate with foreign audiences, to make a profit. After all, dusting off the ectoplasm was expensive, with Sony shelling out $144 million to make Ghostbusters and millions more to market the film. Hopefully the audience will continue watching it in the coming weeks as well.

“This is the biggest opening for a live-action comedy in over a year and we reached a wide audience that’s both new and nostalgic,” said Sony marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein, who is over the moon this morning. “Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones made it fresh. I have to give credit to (producers) Amy Pascal and Ivan Reitman who cast the four brilliant leads. We’ve successfully restarted this important brand, and we’re ecstatic in the wake of the $100M-plus opening of The Secret Life Of Pets. We have room to run as we are the only live-action comedy in the market. We here at Sony commend Paul Feig on a brilliant job with Ghostbusters”

Tagged in: