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Highest US chart position: 1
Weeks on US box office: 3
UK gross: £8,003,082
US gross: $243,490,098
Global gross: $296,490,098
UK gross: £8,601,000
US gross: $112,494,738
Global gross: $215,394,738
UK gross: £4,314,263
US gross: $87,758,129
25th November 2021
On the UK box office this weekend Ghostbusters: Afterlife makes its debut at the top after a much delayed release, meanwhile King Richard starring Will Smith is a new entry at number 5.
Lower down the box office we have Petite Maman new at number 12 with £97,321 and Exodus new at 14 with £95,042 .
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UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 19th - 21st November 2021
Coming 22 years after Ghostbusters II director Ivan Rietman, the son of original director Ivan Rietman, brings a sequel to the movies which started he much loved franchise.
The movie makes its debut with a gross of £4.3 Million which is almost identical to the 2016 Paul Feig female led reboot.
Although the movie was delayed a couple of times due to the pandemic its been released with quite a bit of hype, although critical reviews have been very mixed it seems to have been well received by audiences.
The Marvel movie from director Chloe Zhao drop to number 2 this weekend after a couple of weeks at the top with a gross of £1.2 Million, a 58% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken a very reasonable £12.8 Million in the UK and is the 10th top movie of 2021 so far.
Bonds 25th cinematic outing continues to do well and this week falls to 3 with a weekend gross of £940,075, a 40% drop and the first weekend it has failed to gross over £1 Million.
The total gross of the movie now sits at £94.4 Million, it is by far the top movie of 2021 and will remain there for the rest of the year.
It has now overtaken Avatar on the list of all-time UK movie and by next weekend will overtake Spectre to movie into the top 3 top movies.
The classic sci-fi adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve fall to 4 this weekend with £634,843, a 46% drop over last weekend, giving the movie a total UK gross of £20.1 Million and its the 4th top movie of 2021.
Will Smith stars as the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Wiliams in the bio-pic of their rise to fame which lands at number 5 this weekend with £570,316.
22nd November 2021
The Ghostbusters franchise proves that there is still life after the ill received reboot from 2016 as the Ghostbusters: Afterlife tops the global box office on its debut.
Also making an impact on its debut inside the top 5 is the Chinese movie The Door Lock which makes its debut at number 3.
Outside the top 5 Railway Heros is new at number 7 with $9.4 Million and Will Smith stars in King Richars which is new at number 8 with $8.2 Million.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 19th - 21st November 2021
Director Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, brings a true sequel to Ghostbusters to the screen and hits the top of the global box office on its debut week of release with $60 Million from 32 countries.
The movie has has a mixed reception from critics but audiences seem to love the return of the franchise and it has hot the top spot in most of the countries it has been released in.
The movie has some very stiff competition going forward, but for now this return of the beloved franchise has hit the right mark and will probably green light another in the franchise.
Marvels latest movie falls to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of $33.5 Million from 50 countries on its third weekend of release, a 56% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a global total of $336.1 Million over its 3 weeks making it the 10th top movie of 2021.
The Chinese movie is still only available in the single country and this weekend stays at number 3 with a gross of $23.6 Million, a 17% increase over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total global gross of $20.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Again released only in China this drama from director Orkenbek Baysenbay makes its debut with $19.9 Million and is the fourth top movie of the weekend.
The James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig falls to number 5 this week from number 2 with a weekend gross of $16.1 Million from 73 countries, a resonable 44% drop over last weekend.
Despite the large drop on he box office the movie has taken $734 Million over its 8 weeks of release and is the 3rd top movie globally of 2021.
the movie does pass a big milestone this weekend, is is the highest grossing English speaking movie of 2021 overtaking Fast & Furious 9 and is only behind the massive Chinese blockbusters of Hi, Mom at number 2 and The Battle At Lake Changjin which is the top movie of the year.
16th November 2021
The long awaited true sequel to the classic Ghostbusters movies gets released in cinemas after many delays due to the global pandemic and is given a 12A age rating.
The movie stars Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace who discover loads of ghost busting equipment in their inherited farm house, the movie also stars Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd along with the surviving original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
The movie is directed by Jason Reitman who is the son of original series director Ivan Reitman.
When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
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27th July 2021
Sony have released a new trailer for the Jason Reitman directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife which hit all Ghostbusters fans over the head with the nostalgia stick.
The first thing you notice about this trailer is the serious and horror tone of the movie, I know the originals were horror comedies, but this seems more like a Stranger Things style horror movie.
But saying that it looks like its going to be a lot of fun and the new kids do a great job of stepping into the Ghostbusters shoes.
As for the nostalgia, Annie Potts' Janine Melnitz turns up to give some wisdom about why Dr. Egon Spengler moved to a small American town, I hope she has a bigger role than the trailer suggest.
Also we see plenty of the old Ghostbusters equipment, a photo of the 4 originals, and the advert from the original movie plays throughout, and we get to see Paul Rudd have a strange Stay Puff Marshmallow Man experience in a supermarket!
Then in the end we get to see what is presumably Dr. Raymond Stantz, who seems to have the same phone number used in the original movie.
The movie gets a release on 12th November in the UK and a day eariler in America.
9th December 2019
As promised the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife is released and the ties to the original films are strong.
Everything happens for a reason. Watch the new trailer for @Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in theaters next summer. pic.twitter.com/fj5tMueoDr— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) December 9, 2019
Everything happens for a reason. Watch the new trailer for @Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in theaters next summer. pic.twitter.com/fj5tMueoDr
Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace the new trailer isn't what we were expecting and all the action takes place in a sleepy American town rather than New York as all previous films have, does that mean the famous fire station is not in the movie?
Its strongly hinted that the young lad in the trailer is Egon Spangler's (played by Harold Ramis in the original movies and sadly passed away in 2014) grandchild and he and his mother have come to the small town to sort out his grandfathers stuff.
It wouldn't be a Ghostbusters movie without ghosts and once the kids start to look into what his grandfather did they start to uncover equipment and the afterlife starts to rise again.
Paul Rudd also appears in the trailer and seems to be the only one who knows who the Ghostbusters were and recognises a ghost trap when presented, and it seems the trap might be full!
The movie of out in June of 2020, and judging by this is could be worth the wait.
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