Sony Chief Says There's "No Doubt" About Ghostbusters Sequel


Sony Chief Says There's "No Doubt" About Ghostbusters Sequel

The animated talking-animals movie "The Secret Life of Pets" held the top spot at the box office, adding $50.6 million to its haul for a two-week total of $203.2 million.

The numbers are in for the Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig. As far as USA viewers are concerned, it received a rather mixed response that only garnered it US$46 million for its opening weekend.

On the other hand, they should've been bigger; unlike Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Spy, Ghostbusters was rated PG-13 (and, y'know, a big, known #brand).

"Ghostbusters" came in with a lot of attention due to its iconic brand, notable stars and fervent backlash from some online who were upset about the all-female ghost hunting team.

Sony's supernatural comedy has some work to do to make back its substantial $144 million budget, but it's off to a solid start. Right now it's tough to say if this is a result of the internet smear campaign Ghostbusters fell victim to or if the movie just isn't that good.

The rest of the top 10 was rounded out by The Purge: Election Year, Central Intelligence (which has earned $117.8 million and will no doubt be seeing a sequel down the road), The Infiltrator, The BFG and Independence Day: Resurgence.

In fourth place, Disney/Pixar's "Finding Dory" brought in an additional $11 million, bringing its domestic total to an estimated $445.5 million with a global take of $721.7 million in its five weeks of release. The comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" grossed more than $7 million, placing fifth.

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