Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Tops Box Office, Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire wins the weekend with $45.2 million at the domestic box office, pushing the franchise past the $1 billion mark.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Reigns Supreme

Hey there, movie buffs! Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire has taken the box office by storm, raking in an impressive $45.2 million over its opening weekend. The follow-up to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has managed to outperform its predecessor, albeit by a slim margin. This latest installment in the iconic franchise has proven to be a crowd favorite, propelling the Ghostbusters series past the coveted $1 billion milestone.

Director Gil Kenan's Frozen Empire has garnered mixed reviews from critics, scoring a modest 43% on the Tomatometer. However, audiences seem to have a different take, as the film boasts a solid 84% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. With a CinemaScore of "B+," it's clear that moviegoers are thoroughly enjoying the supernatural escapades brought to life in this Ghostbusters sequel.

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Dune: Part Two and Kung Fu Panda 4 Battle for Glory

In a fierce showdown for the silver medal at the box office, Dune: Part Two and Kung Fu Panda 4 went head-to-head over the weekend. Despite losing 410 theaters from the previous week, Dune's epic sci-fi saga managed to hold strong, experiencing only a 38% drop in ticket sales. As a result, Dune: Part Two claimed the second spot with $17.6 million, trailing behind Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda 4 settled for third place with $16.8 million, showcasing the enduring popularity of the animated martial arts franchise. Sydney Sweeney's chilling new horror film, Immaculate, made its debut at No. 4 with $5.4 million, marking a promising start for the rising star. Despite its modest opening weekend numbers, Sweeney's previous rom-com success, Anyone but You, went on to become a surprise box office hit, grossing a whopping $216 million worldwide.

Upcoming Blockbusters to Watch Out For

As the box office battlefield heats up, Mark Wahlberg's Arthur the King secured the fifth spot with $4.4 million, while IFC Films' horror comedy, Late Night with the Devil, made its entrance at No. 6 with $2.8 million. The psychosexual thriller, Femme, boasted the highest per-theater average of $15,075, making waves in limited release.

Looking ahead, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is poised to storm theaters on March 29, setting its sights on the top spot currently held by Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. With high expectations for the kaiju showdown, movie enthusiasts can anticipate an epic clash of titans at the box office next weekend.

So, grab your popcorn, buckle up, and get ready for a thrilling ride as the battle for box office supremacy unfolds. Stay tuned for more updates and insights on the latest cinematic triumphs and tribulations. Until next time, happy movie-watching!

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