Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Sony Pictures Faces Being Slimed with New “Ghostbusters” Eyeing Underwhelming Opening Weekend


Sony Pictures may get slimed this weekend with the new “Ghostbusters.”

Directed by Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman, the new “Ghostbusters” is sitting at 67% favorability on Rotten Tomatoes.

Variety is now saying “Ghostbusters” will open to $30 million. This isn’t good since the 2016 version with a mostly female cast had a $46 million opening weekend.

The new version stars Paul Rudd and some good young actors. It’s not until the end that Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts turn up. This has not been conveyed in the previews.

I have no idea what has gone wrong here. When they first showed the new movie at Cinema Con, everyone was excited. But I never heard another word about it after that.

Previews begin Thursday night.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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