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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ captures $44 million in theaters

Film Review - Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Posted at 8:46 PM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-21 20:46:13-05

(AP) — The latest attempt to revive “Ghostbusters” has drawn a sizable audience to movie theaters while the awards darling “King Richard" is struggling. With a reverence for nostalgia and a few high-profile cameos in its arsenal, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opened above industry expectations with $44 million in ticket sales from 4,315 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony movie is playing exclusively in theaters. “King Richard” meanwhile failed to meet its modest $10 million projections. The Warner Bros. film opened simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max and is the latest pandemic era drama to disappoint, despite great reviews and Oscar buzz.