Ghostbusters: Afterlife Set For $40.5 Million Opening

Ghostbusters: Afterlife proves there’s still life in the franchise with a $40 million opening as Marvel Studios’ Eternals finishes in second.

The latest Ghostbusters film takes the top spot at this weekend’s box office.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife has proved there’s still life in the Ghostbusters franchise. The new installment, directed by Jason Reitman, is on track for a $40.5 million opening this weekend. That’s enough to give it the top spot at the box office. That total includes the $16.5 million it took on Friday, including Thursday previews. The film stars a young cast that includes Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and newcomer Logan Kim. Afterlife also sees the return of Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore and Bill Murray as Peter Venkman.

Coming in second place is Marvel Studios’ Eternals, which is expected to take in another $10.8 million in its third outing. That would bring the superhero flick to $135 million stateside. A couple of days ago, the film crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office, yet another major milestone for the latest Marvel Studios film.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Eternals are playing now exclusively in theaters.

Source: Deadline

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