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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire to Scare $45 Million Box Office Opening, Pushing Franchise Over $1 Billion

Box office projections for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire point to a $45 million opening, which will help push the franchise over $1 billion.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will be released in theaters in just a few days, and box office showings are shaping up to be brilliant, with a sequel slated for a $45 million opening.

This number puts Frozen Empire approximately on par with Ghostbusters: The Afterlifewhich grossed an opening of $44 million upon its 2021 release. Life after death grossed $204 million worldwide, but I can only assume Sony is hoping Frozen Empire goes a little further, especially since they have plans for more payments of the franchise. Frozen Empire will also push the ghost hunters the franchise surpassed the $1 billion mark at the box office within a week of its release, with the previous four films grossing $945.2 million.

Here is the summary of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire: “The Spengler family returns to where it all began – New York’s iconic fire station – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who have developed a top-secret research lab to take ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.“Movie stars Queen of physical media Carrie Coon, as well as Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim and Annie Potts. The original Ghostbusters, consisting of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, will also appear, and director Gil Kenan said they would be treated as “real characters” this time.

Our own Chris Bumbray recently saw the sequel, and while he enjoyed himself, he didn’t feel like it was as good as Life after death. “I was a big fan of Ghostbusters: The Afterlife. Jason Reitman’s film skillfully blends nostalgia with a fresh take on the franchise that opened up the Ghostbusters universe in an inclusive way. It welcomed new fans without alienating old ones, something the 2016 reboot notoriously failed to do,“, Bumbray wrote. “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire seems aimed at growing the franchise more broadly. While it’s still a fun and nostalgic return to the Ghostbusting universe, it’s not as good as the last film and spreads itself too thin to do justice to the new characters.” You can check out the rest of Bumbray’s review here.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will be released in theaters on March 22.

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