Notable Openings This Weekend: Ghostbusters, The Infiltrator
First and foremost, the reviews are good. Nobody expected a Rotten Tomato score above 70%. Now maybe there’s a lot of political correctness shenanigans going on (a discussion for another day), but nevertheless, the reviews are good. There’s also the curiosity factor. There is no bad publicity. For all the diehard Ghostbuster fans screaming at the top of their lungs, they’re still all going to see it. The cast and reviews will certainly bring in a new audience, and Sony still gets the disgruntled Ghostbusters crowd. That’s a winning formula. The real test will be word of mouth next weekend.
HOW WILL IT ALL BREAK DOWN…
In all likelihood, Ghostbusters will finish second to The Secret Life of Pets, which I’m sure the negative nellies will be quick to point out as a big fat Slimer fail. If Ghostbusters can get to $50 Million, it’s a win. I believe that will happen.
1. The Secret Life of Pets – $56 Million
2. Ghostbusters – $53 Million
3. The Legend of Tarzan – $12 Million
4. Finding Dory – $11 Million
5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – $8 Million