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‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Scares Up $45M Opening

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Sony’s Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire won the weekend box office. Sunday estimates show Frozen Empire launching with $45.2 million in North America thanks to multi-generational turnout and families. In 2021, the pandemic-challenged Ghostbusters: Afterlife debuted to $44 million.

Frozen Empire is a direct sequel to Afterlife, which succeeded in restoring some of the luster to the classic franchise created by the late Ivan Reitman. His son, Jason Reitman, directed Afterlife, but this time turned over helming duties to series co-scribe Gil Kenan. The movie features returning castmembers Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim, alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and William Atherton, from the original films.

The top 12 films of the weekend are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Ghostbusters: Frozen EmpireSony$45,200,0004,345$10,403$45,200,000
2Dune: Part TwoWarner Bros.$17,600,0003,437$5,121$233,358,543-38.26%
3Kung Fu Panda 4Universal$16,800,0003,805$4,415$133,237,355-44.28%
4ImmaculateNeon Rated$5,360,0002,354$2,277$5,360,000
5Arthur the KingLionsgate$4,360,0003,003$1,452$14,630,255-42.89%
6Late Night with the DevilIFC Films$2,833,4191,034$2,740$2,833,419
8Love Lies BleedingA24$1,586,4761,828$868$5,680,294-36.51%
9CabriniAngel Studios$1,428,4741,765$809$16,163,077-49.21%
10Bob Marley: One LoveParamount$1,100,0001,266$869$95,316,599-51.71%
11One LifeBleecker Street$1,013,8871,009$1,005$3,460,279-40.83%
12MET Opera: Romeo et Juliette (2024)Fathom Events$835,081735$1,136$835,081