Afterlife’ opens with $44M to lead box office

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opened to $44 million this weekend to lead the way at the box office, in accordance to field estimates introduced Sunday.

The sequel to 1984’s “Ghostbusters” was directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed that previously most loved.

“Eternals” was a distant 2nd with $10.8 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, Comscore noted.

“Clifford the Major Purple Dog” was third with $8.1 million in its second weekend.

“King Richard,” the tale of the tennis-enjoying Williams sisters and their father starring Will Smith, opened in fourth area with $5.7 million. “King Richard” is also accessible for house viewing on the HBO Max streaming provider.

“Dune” was in fifth area with $3 million in its fifth weekend of release.

Rounding out the leading 10 domestic releases, as approximated by Comscore, have been “Venom: Allow There be Carnage” ($2.8 million), “No Time to Die” ($2.7 million), “The French Dispatch” ($970,000), “Belfast” ($940,000) and “Ron’s Absent Improper” ($888,000).