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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Captures the Weekend Box Office

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

It shouldn’t be a big surprise but Ghostbusters: Afterlife took the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $44 million. The film also grossed $16 million at the international box office for a worldwide debut of $60 million. The film has generally had a positive from audiences while critics have been mixed.

The original Ghostbusters debuted in 1984 with $13,578,151 about $36.1 million in today’s dollars. It also had a budget of $30 million which is just under $80 million in today’s dollars. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a reported budget of about $75 million. So, compared to the original, the numbers aren’t so bad for this relaunch.

The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot opened with $46,018,755 which is about $53 million in today’s dollars. That had a budget of $144,000,000 which is about $166 million today.

Ghostbusters II debuted with $29,472,894 in 1989 which is about $65.7 million today. That film had a budget of about $25 million, around $55.8 million in today’s dollars.

We still have have a bit to go to see where Ghostbusters: Afterlife ends but as far as opening, the film is one of the more successful films, with a moderate budget by today’s standards. If it has some legs, expect sequels to spin out of it but there’s still some time to see how it does. No matter, Sony should be happy with the relaunch of the property and its debut.

In second place was Eternals which dropped from last weekend’s first place. It earned an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $135.8 million. Over the week, the film grossed around $37.7 million to bring its international total to $200.3 million. The film has grossed $336.1 million after three weeks.

Clifford the Big Red Dog slipped one spot to come in third place. The film grossed an estimated $8.1 million to bring its domestic total to $33.5 million. No international total has been returned.

King Richard debuted in fourth place with an estimated $5.7 million. It also grossed $2.5 million internationally for a worldwide gross of $8.2 million.

Dune rounded out the top five dipping from last weekend’s third place. The film grossed an estimated $3.1 million to bring its domestic total to $98.2 million. It also grossed $10.8 million internationally over the week to bring that to $268.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $367.1 million.

In comic films…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage slipped out of the top five to come in sixth. It earned an estimated $2.8 million. The film has grossed $206.5 million domestically after eight weeks. Over the week the film has grossed $9.4 million at the international box office to bring its total to $248.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $454.7 million worldwide.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission didn’t chart and its domestic total has remained just under $9.8 million. Internationally, the film added about $400,000 over the week to bring that to $30.5 million and its worldwide gross to $40.2 million.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed an estimated $52,000 to bring its domestic total to $224.5 million. The film also grossed about $700,000 at the international box office where it now stands out $206.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $431.3 million.

Black Widow looks like it has ended its domestic run. Domestically, the film has grossed a little under $183.7 million. The international total stands at $196 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $379.6 million.

Old looks like its run has completely ended. Domestically, the film has grossed $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad remained steady during the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film has also earned $111.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 25 films earning $82,250,454 from 29,581 theaters. That’s a decent increase from last weekend’s 37 films which earned $69,724,432 from 29,898 theaters. The average earning was $2,780.52 this past weekend, an increase from the previous weekend’s $2,332.08.

Ghostbusters Comes to Hasbro HasLab with Spengler’s Proton Pack

Have there been any recent reports of odd occurrences in your neighborhood? No, not the guy a few houses down that likes to mow his lawn at 4 a.m., wearing a bathrobe and a pair of tube socks pulled up to his knees. That’s just your neighbor, who falls more into the category of something weird that don’t look good. Although… who mows a pattern like that into their lawn? Maybe he’s trying to open a portal to the other side, right there in his front yard? Okay, on second thought, you should probably keep a closer eye on him. You may very well need to call in the professionals: the Ghostbusters.

Better yet, you could suit up yourself and take matters into your own hands, and Hasbro has exactly what you need to do it! The Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Proton Pack is available now to back as part of Hasbro’s HasLab.

As fellow faux scientists (and no doubt a smattering of real ones!), you know the importance of funding paranormal research and how it can help make the world a safer, less scary place. Here’s what’s needed to make this paranormal project a reality:

  • Fan Funding for this iconic Ghostbusters 1:1 scale roleplay item ($399)
  • 7,000 Backers to Answer the Call and Officially Fund the Project
  • 9,000 Backers to Unlock the Class I Unlockable Stretch Goal: THE CLASSIC BUNDLE
  • 11,000 Backers to Unlock the Class II Unlockable Stretch Goal: THE GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE BUNDLE
  • 13,000 Backers to Unlock the Class III Unlockable Stretch Goal: THE SPENGLER SPECIAL
  • 15,000 Backers to Unlock the Class IV Unlockable Stretch Goal: THE SUPERNATURAL STAND

Working directly with Hasbro’s partners at Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Ghost Corps, talented designers were provided with everything they’d need to create a movie-inspired, 1:1 scale Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Proton Pack.

The Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Proton Pack is here, and this first-ever, full-scale, mass-manufactured beauty has it all!

  • A movie-inspired prop replica, scanned directly from the Ghostbusters: Afterlife Proton Pack hero prop!
  • Out-of-this-world tech features lights, sounds, AND a motor for active roleplay and re-creating iconic scenes!
  • Two modes of play include lights and sounds from both the 1984 classic film Ghostbusters and the upcoming 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie.
  • Modular and lightweight, this scientific wonder is the closest you can get to strapping a real nuclear particle accelerator to your back (and much less dangerous).
  • This Proton Pack is compatible with the Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Neutrona Wand. The Proton Pack features a metal V-hook that connects to the V-hook on the bottom of the Neutrona Wand. Level up your cosplay game by stowing your wand on your pack when you’re not actively bustin’ ghosts!
  • Scary good screen-accurate details include the booster, power cell injectors, bumper, shock mount, and more! Oh, and yeah, you can open the cyclotron and explore its inner workings for the very first time.

Hasbro has also decided to offer a total of 4 classifications of unlocks.

CLASS 0 UNLOCKABLE STRETCH GOAL: THE HASBRO PULSE PREMIUM PERK

All Hasbro Pulse Premium Members that back the Ghostbusters HasLab Project in the first 48 hours will receive an exclusive members-only unlock: a 1984-inspired green ecto-plasm goo attachment to give their Proton Pack that “funky” feel, without that sticky texture.

“Ghostbusters Haslab… We’re ready to equip you!”

Unboxing: Ghostbusters: Plasma Series – Trevor

Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 is taking place on October 22nd and 23rd. To get us ready, they’ve sent us a box of releases.

We open up and show off the Ghostbusters: Plasma Series – Trevor figure. Inspired from the film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the figure features a proton pack, neutrona wand, Mini-puft, and city map.

How does the figure hold up? Tune in and find out!

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Hasbro Pulse Con Returns in October

Hasbro has announced the return of their 2-day event, Hasbro Pulse Con 2021! The event will be livestreamed exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel on October 22 – 23 and showcase the most iconic fan brands including G.I. JOE, Magic: The Gathering, NERF, Power Rangers, Transformers, and Dungeons and Dragons, as well as partner brands such as Star Wars, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Fortnite, and more.

Co-hosted by Jackie Jennings and Khleo Thomas, Hasbro Pulse Con will feature the cast of Power Rangers Dino Furynumerous special guest appearances, and other opportunities for fans to engage with, including Hasbro Pulse Con exclusive items revealed earlier this year along with additional programming to be announced soon.

Hasbro Reveals New Ghostbusters Toys Including Afterlife Figures

GHOSTBUSTERS MINI-PUFT POPPER

(Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $20.99 / Available: Fall 2021)
Mini-Puft popping action is back with the GHOSTBUSTERS Mini-Puft Popper from Hasbro and NERF! Inspired by the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, kids can imagine themselves as part of the Ghostbusters team undergoing eerie encounters with this must-have roleplay gear. The GHOSTBUSTERS Mini-Puft Popper comes with three soft foam Puft Popper projectiles inspired by the mischievous Mini-Puft characters from the 2021 film for ghost-poppin’ action and adventure. Product will be available at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE FIGURES

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/ Available: Fall 2021)

The premium, collectible Ghostbusters figures that fans love is back in time for the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife film with the first wave of the GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Afterlife Figures from Hasbro! Inspired by the latest film coming to theaters in November 2021, this highly poseable collection of action figures features premium design, detailing, and articulation that embody the quality and realism Ghostbusters fans expect with Hasbro’s Plasma Series. Each 6-inch scale action figure comes with film-inspired accessories, including new ‘Build-A-Ghost’ pieces for select figures that form a Sentinel Terror Dog figure.

The GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Afterlife Figures features characters from the 2021 film, including Trevor, Lucky, Podcast, Peter, Winston, and Ray, along with the Sentinel Terror Dog build-a-ghost pieces Available at HasbroPulse.com and most major retailers nationwide.

GHOSTBUSTERS RC RTV GHOST TRAP

(Ages 6 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $41.99 / Available: Fall 2021)

The ghost trap has been reinvented! Inspired by the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, kids can now imagine hunting and grabbing spooky ghosts on the run as part of the Ghostbusters team with the GHOSTBUSTERS RC RTV Ghost Trap toy from Hasbro! The remote control allows the RTV Ghost Trap toy to drive forwards, backward, and perform smooth j-hook turns. When moving in reverse, the trap will open, and a Muncher ghost figure will pop out and try to escape!

GHOSTBUSTERS FRIGHT FEATURE FIGURES

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $10.99 / Available: Fall 2021)

Fright Features are back and better than ever with the GHOSTBUSTERS Fright Feature Figures from Hasbro! With the ghastliest ghouls now, even more spooky, these 5-inch scale figures are accompanied by an interactive ‘Ghost’ figure with fright features, along with proton pack and proton blaster accessories.  Once activated, ghosts stretch, spook, and cause a fright! Kids can imagine the spine-tingling frights faced by Ghostbusters, old and new! 

Wave 1 includes the four original Ghostbusters, including Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston. Wave 2 includes four human characters – Lucky, Trevor, Phoebe, and Podcast – from the 2021 Ghostbusters movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife (each sold separately). Available at most major retailers nationwide. (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Who ya gonna call for Ghostbusters Day Reveals?

GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES MINI-PUFTS 3-PACK

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $26.99 / Available: Winter 2021)

The Mini-Pufts are officially out of the bag with the GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Mini-Pufts 3-Pack from Hasbro. Standing at 3.5 inches tall, the same size as the paranormal Mini-Pufts portrayed in Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, these poseable figures feature premium design and detailing that embody the quality and realism Ghostbusters fans expect with Hasbro’s Plasma Series.

The GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Mini-Pufts 3-Pack will be available at HasbroPulse.com, and most major retailers nationwide, at a future date.

GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FIGURES

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $26.99 / Available: Fall 2021)

The premium, collectible Ghostbusters figures that fans love have returned with a new supernatural ectoplasmic glow in the GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Glow-In-The-Dark Figures from Hasbro! Inspired by the original Ghostbusters movies, this highly poseable collection of action figures features premium design, detailing, and articulation that embody the quality and realism Ghostbusters fans expect with Hasbro’s Plasma Series. Ghostbusters fans, young and old can charge the figure’s glow-in-the-dark by placing it under light. Each figure also comes with three entertainment-inspired accessories, including a Neutrona Wand, Proton Pack, and a glow-in-the-dark Proton Stream.

The GHOSTBUSTERS Plasma Series Glow-In-The-Dark Figures features original Ghostbusters characters Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston. The products will be available at HasbroPulse.com and most major retailers at a future date.

Hasbro reveals Ghostbusters: Afterlife-themed Mini-Puft Surprise Toys!

GHOSTBUSTERS MINI-PUFT SURPRISE

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $5.39 / Available: Fall 2021)

Choose the smallest, most collectible method of your destruction with the GHOSTBUSTERS Mini-Pufts Surprise figures from Hasbro. Detailed to look like characters from the 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, each series of 1.5-inch Mini-Puft figures is inspired by the original Stay Puft Marshmallow Man but comes equipped with new mischievous personalities from the movie. Kids and collectors alike can open the Stay Puft Marshmallow can and dig into the goopy marshmallow-like compound to see which Mini-Puft figure is inside.

With multiple blind waves and six unique figures per wave for the GHOSTBUSTERS Mini-Pufts Surprise figures, boys and girls can collect them all! Available at most major retailers nationwide.

Hasbro Reveals New Ghostbusters Kenner Classics Toys

GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS ECTO-1

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/ Available: April 2021)

It’s a (proton) blast from the past with the GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics Ecto-1 from Hasbro! Inspired by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, with design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s, the Kenner Classics Ecto-1 toy features moving wheels, an opening tailgate, a roof-mounted swivel blaster seat, and a deployable ghost claw so kids can imagine bustin’ and capturing ghosts with the included ghost figure.

The Kenner Classics Ecto-1 is perfect for those wanting to relive the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or those who want to introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters. Available exclusively at Walmart.

GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS GHOSTS

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/ Available: April 2021)

It’s a (proton) blast from the past with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts from Hasbro’s GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line! Inspired by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, the packaging features design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s. Kids can imagine eerie encounters with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts toys as it showcases fun action features, including cyclops eye-popping action from Bug-Eye and rolling action to reveal a fearsome ghost inside from Fearsome Flush.

The Real Ghostbusters Bug-Eye and Fearsome Flush toys from Hasbro’s GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line are perfect for those wanting to relive the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or those who want to introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters. Available exclusively at Walmart.

Hasbro Officially Launches Hasbro Pulse UK!

Hasbro Pulse UK

Hasbro has announced that the successful online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, which has previously only been available to consumers in the United States and Canada, will now officially launch a second site dedicated to consumers based in the UK. Hasbro Pulse serves as a source for Hasbro product offerings, news, and experiences for iconic Hasbro properties including G.I. JoePower Rangers, and Transformers as well as premiere partner brands MarvelStar Wars, Fortnite, and Ghostbusters.

The UK site will be accessible via HasbroPulse.co.uk. Hasbro Pulse will offer UK based fans unique access to Hasbro’s collector-focused brands with plans to continue the platform’s roll out to other European markets.

As with Hasbro Pulse US, Hasbro Pulse UK will feature hot new product releases and host programs specifically for the collector community, including pre-order launches, behind-the-scenes content, fan-focused events, and much more. Fans in the UK will also have the option to be part of Hasbro Pulse Premium – the ultimate status upgrade that gives fans member-only perks including free shipping, early access to product drops and more.

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