December 3, 2021
Box Office not afraid of ghosts
HOLLYWOOD - “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” a sequel to the 1980s sci-fi comedy classic, opened at No. 1 in the nation’s theaters collecting a solid $44 million from 4,315 venues in its first weekend.

The better-than-expected result is an encouraging sign that family audiences are willing to visit their local multiplex, provided there’s something broadly entertaining to be found there said. During the pandemic, parents with young kids haven’t been the most active ticket buyers, but that could change now that COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed safe for children.

“It’s going to get mighty crowded at the multiplex later this week when three new high profile wide releases hit screens,” says Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian. He’s referring to next weekend’s offerings of Disney’s musical “Encanto,” MGM’s star-studded “House of Gucci” and Sony’s horror thriller “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.” However, Dergarabedian adds, “the film should be able to stand up to the newcomers [and] will benefit from the extended holiday frame.”
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