“Ghostbusters” is some sort of perceived failure. But guess what? The Paul Feig movie crossed the $100 million line on Saturday. It took 16 days.
By contrast, another franchise film, “Independence Day: Resurgence” took 27 days to reach $100 million. And today, “IDR” is dead at $101 million. “Ghostbusters” is up to $106 million. And it still has legs.
Also at the box office: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass came soaring back with “Jason Bourne” and $60 million for an opening weekend. They picked up $50 million in foreign territories. Not bad. That’s an easy $100 mil plus film with two sequels. That’s good news for Universal.
“Star Trek Beyond” crossed the $100 million mark this weekend, in 13 days. I kept hearing in advance this was a dud too. Far from it.
Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” is now up to $3.9 million after three weeks. Woody’s last really big hit was “Blue Jasmine” in 2013 which went to $33 million. That may be a tough target, but we’ll see. “Magic in the Moonlight” did $10.3 million in 2014. Let’s get there first.