Ghostbusters Projected To Earn Up To $50 Million in Opening Weekend

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Ghostbusters opened on Thursday night with $3.4 million, and now Variety is reporting that while the studio estimates it’ll bring in up to $40 million opening weekend, “box office trackers” are convinced it will fall somewhere within the $45-50 million dollar range. Not too shabby, all things considered, especially when you take the below into account:

Online ticketing service Fandango reported on Wednesday that Ghostbusters was its top pre-selling live-action comedy of the year, outpacing Central Intelligence and Ride Along 2–both which opened at over $35 million. That would make Ghostbusters the biggest live-action comedy opening since Pitch Perfect 2 opened in May, 2015, with a stunning $69 million.

Of course, those numbers are just domestic; as Variety explains, Ghostbusters had “a $144 million price tag”, so in order to recoup on that end it’s going to need to succeed well internationally. (By the way, so far the highest-grossing movie of this year has been Finding Dory.)

The movie currently stands with a 73% rating (“certified fresh”) on Rotten Tomatoes–and despite initial attempts by users to purposefully downvote the movie on iMDB before its release, the film’s score is creeping up slowly there as well–with the average being a 7/10 from female votes and a 4/10 from male votes.

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