Ghostbusters Didn’t Win the U.S. Box Office This Weekend

Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Erin (Kristen Wiig), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) and Patty (Leslie Jones) surrounded by ghosts in Times Squares in New York in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.
Photo: Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Who you gonna call? More ticket-holders, ideally. Ghostbusters did not win the U.S. box office this weekend, debuting instead in the number-two position behind the animated The Secret Life of Pets. The Paul Feig-directed reboot generated $46 million from 3,962 theaters, while Pets maintained its top spot for the second week in a row, drawing in $50.6 million from 4,381 locations, for a total of $203.2 million. (For additional scale, Ghostbuster’s production budget was $144 million.) The Legend of Tarzan and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates follow in third and fifth place, respectively. In other non-paranormal news, the fourth-place Finding Dory has officially become the top-grossing animated film of all time in North America, netting a current total of a very cool $445.5 million. High fin!

Ghostbusters Didn’t Win the U.S. Box Office