Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Ghostbusters sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife that Sony teased at CinemaCon in a sizzle reel and which director Jason Reitman and writer Gil Kenan confirmed on Ghostbusters Day, June 8, is getting a theatrical release of Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. As hinted at in the end credits of Afterlife, the next chapter will return to the original
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As is typical, the weekend following the Thanksgiving stretch is a downer, and even duly so over Omicron headlines, coupled with a Disney animated movie that isn’t as mass-appealing as its predecessors, read Encanto which is looking at a $13M estimated second weekend, -52%. That second weekend estimate is lower than the pre-pandemic second weekend takes
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SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Without Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick in the marketplace, the Thanksgiving box office was much lighter than previous holidays, grossing an estimated $141.3M over 5-days, off 46% from 2019’s pre-pandemic holiday over the same period of time. Two family movies, Disney’s animated Encanto, which banked 52% of its $40.3M 5-day gross from Latino and Hispanic
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Disney will continue to embrace the theatrical window over the Thanksgiving stretch with the Jared Bush/Byron Howard/Charise Castro Smith-directed Colombia-set animated musical Encanto which is looking to hook families with a $35M-$40M five-day domestic start and another $35M+ overseas as the movie debuts day-and-date in all offshore territories except China, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Vietnam.
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Refresh for latest…: There was a lot of holdover play this session overseas with one new Hollywood addition in Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which came in essentially on par with pre-weekend offshore projections at $16M in 31 international box office markets. However, with domestic’s overperformance, the Jason Reitman-directed sequel trapped a better-than-expected $60M global opening. In
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Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is off to a promising start at the pre-Thanksgiving box office with $4.5M, ahead of Sony’s 2016 all-femme reboot which posted a Friday of $3.5M. While Sony was projecting $27M-$28M, and the industry higher $30M-$35M, Thursday night’s ticket sales (which started at 4PM at 3,450 locations) puts the Jason Reitman-directed feature in a position
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In the wake of Sony’s attempt to reboot Ghostbusters in 2016 with a female leading cast, the studio hasn’t given up on the IP and finally is releasing an all-new Jason Reitman-directed sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which it has protected for a theatrical release throughout the pandemic. Exhibition bosses went nuts at CinemaCon for the movie, which has
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It’s not Venom: Let There Be Carnage going on Nov. 19, rather Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which received high praise from exhibition out of CinemaCon. Word was that the Marvel sequel would move from Oct. 15 after Paramount flew Top Gun: Maverick from its Nov. 19 date, however, it’s the Jason Reitman-directed, Ivan Reitman produced sequel to the Columbia Pictures comedy franchise.
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Here’s something no one saw coming at CinemaCon, unless you could decipher the three-hour block Sony reserved for its presentation: The studio surprised those who braved the mid-pandemic Las Vegas confab tonight with a screening of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.  The pic hits theaters on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In the follow-up to the classic 1984
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The major studios waited until Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. President to make their release date changes official. Here’s what Sony is doing: Their Kay Cannon directed musical Cinderella starring Camila Cabello in the title role  will open on July 16 instead of Feb. 5 as expected. Studio wants to keep the movie
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It might appear that Sony just gutted their 2020 schedule. WTF just happened? Did the studio suddenly abandon all hope in its slate? That’s hardly the case: it’s just insurance for the future. And, yes, by and large, all the schedule changes that occurred tonight were in response to the current coronavirus climate. With various
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