“Ghostbusters” beats Will Smith at the box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) – On the way to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the recent attempt to revive the movie “Ghostbusters” drew sizable audiences to theaters, while the award-winning “King Richard” did like most dramatic films released during the pandemic it fights.
With a bow to nostalgia and some high-profile cameo appearances in the Arsenal, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” exceeded expectations on the opening weekend with a gross gross of 44 million US dollars at 4,315 locations according to studio estimates. The Sony tape is only shown in cinemas.
The opening weekend of “Afterlife” follows that of the film “Ghostbusters,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, which grossed $ 46 million on its debut in June 2016.
Aside from the unpredictable habits of pandemic-era cinema-goers, the key difference is that “Afterlife” costs almost half the cost of production.
The other top-class premiere did not meet with the expected response. King Richard, the drama starring Will Smith as the father of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, grossed $ 5.7 million in 3,302 cinemas.
The Warner Bros. movie was released on the HBO Max platform and in theaters simultaneously.
With more than $ 4 billion at the box office, Smith is one of the biggest draws in cinema. But in real life, he’s no longer interested in pretending he’s superhuman. “King Richard” is part of a new direction for the actor. His performance already sounds like an Oscar competition.
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