Ghostbusters tops box office

Ghostbusters

Columbia Pictures' highly-anticipated Ghostbusters is a triumph and the biggest opening for a live-action comedy in over a year, capturing an estimated $46 million for the weekend. This is the biggest opening of all time for both Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy.

Thirty years after the original film, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation.

Watch Kristen Wiig & Melissa McCarthy discuss the movie in our Movie News.

The film, featuring a new quartet leading the supernatural comedy, opened internationally to $19.1 million, for a global debut of $63.7 million.

Among major markets, it placed No. 1 in the United Kingdom with $6.1 million and No. 1 in Australia with $3.7 million.

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