The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Ghostbusters pulled in a respectable $46 million bucks this past weekend, surpassing the studio's original projection of $30-$40 million dollars. It also shows that audiences are totally into seeing female-led movies, so get used to it, misogynists.
On top of making a pretty decent amount of money, Ghostbusters also won a fair amount of praise from reviewers and garnered a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not bad. However, Ghostbusters was beat out for the most profitable film of the weekend, coming behind The Secret Life of Pets, which made over $50 million.
According to Deadline, Sony marketing/distribution chief Josh Greenstein gushed, "This is the biggest opening for a live-action comedy in over a year and we reached a wide audience that's both new and nostalgic."
Ghostbusters is well on it's way to earning back the $144 million it took to create the film, and you can hardly hear the horrified shrieks of the man-babies crying about their ruined childhoods from their parents' basements anymore.