“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” produced by Sony topped the North American box office with a revenue of US$44 million in the first weekend, which exceeded industry expectations of US$30~35 million.
This figure is close to the 2016 version of the original painting performance (46 Million), but the production cost of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is only half of the previous one.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is the sequel to the classic sci-fi comedy of the 1980s “Ghostbusters”.
Sony restarted the movie in 2016. The film was starring all women. Its production cost was US$144 million (the 2021 version cost US$75 million). However, the film’s box office failed miserably.
The world premiere of the latest “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has a box office of $60 million.
The freshness of Rotten Tomatoes in the film is 62%, and the CinemaScore audience rating is A-, which is higher than the previous B+.
At the same time, the biopic “King Richard” produced by Warner and starring Will Smith ranked fourth with a box office of $5.7 million, far below the $10 million forecast.
“King Richard” has a CinemaScore rating of A, and the freshness of rotten tomatoes is 92%. It is another work with low box office and high reputation this year: it has everything except box office.
The market for adult movies is still far behind popcorn and family movies.
Will Smith is expected to run for the best actor Oscar of the year with “King Richard”.
“Eternals” ranked second at the box office of $10.8 million in the third week, down 60% year-on-year.
The film’s North American cumulative total of 135.8 million US dollars, its global box office cumulative 336.1 million.
“Clifford the Big Red Dog” ranked third with $8.1 million, with a total of $33.51 million in North America, and will be released globally next month.
“Dune” ranks fifth with US$3.06 million. It currently has a total box office of US$98.2 million in North America and is expected to exceed the US$100 million mark this week.
The film’s global box office reached 367.1 million US dollars.
“Venom 2” ranked sixth with US$2.8 million, with a total of US$206.5 million in 52 days of screening. The film will officially land on the online platform on November 23.
“007: No Time to Die” finally surpassed “Fast and Furious 9” to become the world’s highest-grossing Hollywood movie in 2021.
Seven weeks after the release, the global box office of “007: No Time to Die” reached $734.1 million (“Fast and Furious 9” was $721.1 million).
The independent black-and-white film “C’mon C’mon” starring Joaquin Phoenix was released in five theaters in the United States. It ranked 17th with a box office of $134,447.
The average revenue per screen of “C’mon C’mon” is US$26,889, which exceeds the US$25,938 of “French Mission”.
“C’mon C’mon” became the highest-grossing single-screen movie of the year.
North American weekend box office statistics
New Movies This Week
“Encanto” (November 24)
Director: Jared Bush / Byron Howard / Charise Castro Smith
Screenwriter: Jared Bush / Charise Castro Smith/ Lin-Manuel Miranda
Starring: Stephanie Beatri/ Diane Guerrero/ Wilmer Valderrama
The story focuses on Latin America and tells a fantasy house in Colombia, where everyone has unique talents.
Only the ordinary girl Mirabel is a person who does not know how to use magic at home, for which she will face a series of challenges.
“House of Gucci” (November 24)
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Becky Johnston / Roberto Bentivegna / Sara Gay Forden
Starring: Lady Gaga / Adam Driver / Jared Leto
“House of Gucci” revolves around the story of Maurizio Gucci, the third-generation successor of the fashion brand Gucci.
Maurizio is the grandson of Gucci’s founder Guccio Gucci. He was shot and killed by a Sicilian young man on the stairs of the Milan office in 1995.
His wife Patrizia Gucci was sentenced to 29 years in prison for plotting to kill her husband.
“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” (November 24)
Director: Johannes Roberts
Screenwriter: Johannes Roberts
Starring: Hannah John-Kamen / Kaya Scodelario / Neal McDonough
Raccoon City is home to the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation. It used to be very prosperous but is now a dying Midwestern town.
The withdrawal of the company turned the city into a wasteland, and great evil was brewing under its decline.
When the evil is released, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind the umbrella and spend a terrifying night.
“Licorice Pizza” (November 26)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriter: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Alana Haim / Cooper Hoffman
“Licorice Pizza” tells a growth story that took place in San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.
The actor is a high school student, but also a successful child star.