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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,511,668Details
International Box Office $121,857,295Details
Worldwide Box Office $161,368,963
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Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic¹s advancements in cyber technology.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 1,989 $39,511,668
All Time International Box Office 630 $121,857,295
All Time Worldwide Box Office 890 $161,368,963

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$110,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 31st, 2017 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
March 31st, 2017 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: March 23rd, 2017 (Wide), released as GHOST IN THE SHELL (South Korea)
March 29th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide), released as Ghost In The Shell (Australia)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide) (Brazil)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide), released as Дух в броня (Bulgaria)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2466 (Cert #50687), 3/8/2017)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Keywords: Live Action Cartoon, Robot, Cyborg, Dystopia, Implanted Memory, Organized Crime
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Arad Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,097 $883,253 Apr 21, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,620 $2,463,906 Apr 14, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,541 $7,306,413 Apr 7, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 117 $18,676,033 Mar 31, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 938 $18,676,033 Mar 31, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,023 2.44 Mar 31, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 226 41.0% Mar 31, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 380 3,440 Mar 31, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic April Day 248 $6,683,215 Apr 1, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,775 $6,683,215 Apr 1, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 1,024 $7,660,626 Mar 31, 2017 1
Biggest Domestic March Day 275 $7,660,626 Mar 31, 2017 1
Never No. 1 Domestic 913 $39,511,668 Mar 31, 2017 0


   The Major
Michael Pitt    Kuze
Pilou Asbaek    Batou
Chin Han    Togusa
Juliette Binoche    Dr. Ouélet
Takeshi Kitano    Chief Daisuke Aramaki
Lasarus Ratuere    Ishikawa
Yutaka Izumihara    Saito
Tawanda Manyimo    Borma
Danusia Samal    Ladriya
Pete Teo    Tony
Yuta Kazama    Data Host
Kaori Momoi   
Michael Wincott   
Rila Fukushima   
Philippe Joly    Section 6 Unit
Josep Naufahu    Police Commander Johns
Christopher Obi    Ambassador Kiyoshi

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jamie Moss
Screenwriter    Ehren Kruger
Based on the comic ‘Ghost in the Shell’ by    Masamune Shirow
Producer    Avi Arad
Producer    Ari Arad
Producer    Steven Paul
Executive Producer    Michael Costigan
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Silver
Executive Producer    Tetsu Fujimura
Executive Producer    Yoshinobu Noma
Executive Producer    Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Director of Photography    Jess Hall
Production Designer    Jan Roelfs
Editor    Neil Smith
Editor    Billy Rich
Costume Designer    Bart Mueller
Costume Designer    Kurt Swanson
Composer    Clint Mansell
Unit Production Manager    Brigitte Yorke
Casting Director    Lucy Bevan
Line Producer    Barrie M. Osborne
Post-Production Supervisor    Jonas Thaler

International Box Office: Furious Goes from Zero to $500 million in one Weekend

April 19th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious dominated in the international chart with $433.2 million in 63 markets. This is the biggest international weekend of all time, beating the previous record holder, Jurassic World, by over $100 million. Interestingly, both of these films were released by Universal. Furthermore, the film has already topped the international totals of all but the two more recent installments in the Fast and the Furious franchise. On the downside, the international opening weekend record isn’t the most prestigious record, because it depends a lot of how wide a release a film has. For instance, The Fate of the Furious opened in all but four markets this past weekend and of the remaining markets, only Japan is a significant market. The film has the number one overall international weekend, but only broke weekend records in 20 of the 63 individual markets and only one of those markets could be considered a major market. That one market was China. More...

International Box Office: Ghost Comes to Life with $41.3 million

April 13th, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell rose to first place with $41.3 million in 57 markets for a two-week international total of $92.8 million. The film was aided by a first place debut in China. It earned $21.15 million over the weekend for a total opening of $21.49 million. It also opened in Japan with $3.2 million over the weekend. The film’s international running tally is nearly triple its domestic one and that spread will only grow. This will help the studio somewhat; however, it would need to make over $250 million internationally to have any real shot at breaking even.


Weekend Wrap-Up: Baby and Beast Dominate Box Office with $26.36 million and $23.65 million

April 11th, 2017

The Boss Baby

It was a good weekend at the box office, considering the time of year, but this was almost entirely due to holdovers. The Boss Baby earned $26.36 million, which was within a rounding of our prediction, while Beauty and the Beast was relatively close behind. This meant the best new release, Smurfs: The Lost Village, only managed third place. Furthermore, it wasn’t even close to second place. Overall, the box office fell 30% from last weekend. More importantly, it was 14% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $3.15 billion becoming the fastest year to reach $3 billion. It is also 6.4% or $190 million ahead of last year’s pace. It is still early, but 2017 is starting to build up a lead that will act as a cushion when it inevitably hits a soft patch. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will it be Smurfs and the New Releases Get Lost in the Crowd?

April 6th, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

It is the first weekend of April and there are two and a half films opening wide this week. The widest of these is Smurfs: The Lost Village, but direct competition is going to hurt it at the box office. Going in Style is aiming to be a sleeper hit, but its reviews will likely get in the way of that. Meanwhile, The Case for Christ is opening in barely more than 1,000 theaters and it is aiming for the churchgoing crowd and no one else. On the positive side, it is Easter next weekend, so it should have good legs. Unfortunately for the new releases, it looks like The Boss Baby will have a relatively easy time repeating in first place, while Beauty and the Beast will be close behind in second. This weekend last year, The Boss opened in first place with $23.59 million, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was right behind with $23.36 million. This week we should have at least two films top that, perhaps even three if Smurfs: The Lost Village is on the high end of expectations. 2017 should continue to add to its lead over 2016. More...

International Box Office: Beauty Nears $900 million With $66.5 million

April 5th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast completed the threepeat earning first place on the international chart with $66.5 million in 55 markets for totals of $480.8 million internationally and $874.1 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did do really well in a number of mid-level markets. Malaysia was the best earning $2.4 million, which is the second best opening in that market this year. Kong: Skull Island earned $2.6 million during its debut there. The Netherlands managed $1.8 million over the weekend for a total opening of $2.3 million, which is the best opening of the year so far. Likewise, it had the best openings of 2017 in both New Zealand ($1.4 million over the weekend and $1.7 million including previews) and in Chile ($1.5 million / $1.6 million). It will soon become the first film of 2017 to reach $1 billion worldwide and the 14th film from Disney to reach that milestone. More...

Contest: Give Up the Ghost: Winning Announcement

April 5th, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

The winners of our Give Up the Ghost contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Ghost in the Shell’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Boss Blasts Off while Ghost Cracks

April 4th, 2017

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby beat expectations and earned first place with $50.20 million over the weekend. The strong competition pushed Beauty and the Beast into second place, but it nearly hit $400 million and it is on pace for $500 million, so I wouldn’t feel too bad for the film. On the other hand, you can feel bad for Ghost in the Shell, because an opening of just $18.68 million on a $110 million production budget is a disaster. Overall, the box office rose 16% from last week reaching $169 million. Compared to last year, the box office rose 28%, which is very impressive. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $2.98 billion, putting it 6.1% or $170 million ahead of 2016’s pace. We are far enough into the year that a lead this big is significant. That doesn’t mean 2017 is guaranteed to come out ahead, but this is certainly reason to be optimistic. More...

Weekend Estimates: Boss Baby Beats Beauty

April 2nd, 2017

The Boss Baby

A great marketing campaign and a beautifully-timed opening will most likely combine to give The Boss Baby a win at the box office this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Victory isn’t completely assured, because the margin is fairly slim: Boss Baby is headed for $49 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate, while Disney is expecting $47.5 million for Beauty and the Beast. Both studios expect Beast to win on Sunday, so the eventual winner will depend on today’s figures, but it would be a real surprise if the order changes when final numbers come in tomorrow. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Ghost Haunts Previews with $1.8 million

March 31st, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell led the way on Thursday night with $1.8 million in advance earnings. This was better than the $1.2 million The Boss Baby managed, and on par with what Get Out’s $1.8 million earlier this year. However, Get Out had legs that most movies would kill for, so it is not a good predictor. John Wick: Chapter Two, which started out with $2.2 million on Thursday night, is arguably a much better comparison. Granted, John Wick earned much better reviews, but it was also a sequel and those tend to be a lot more front-loaded. Using this film as a guide gives Ghost in the Shell a $25 million opening weekend, which is well below our prediction. This isn’t a disaster, but it is a weak start for a film that cost $110 million to make. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases be the Boss of the Beast?

March 30th, 2017

The Boss Baby

Two new wide releases attempt to dethrone Beauty and the Beast this weekend, but I wouldn’t bet on either of them doing it. Earlier this week, it looked like Ghost in the Shell was a potential $100 million hit. Then its reviews collapsed. The Boss Baby, on the other hand, started with terrible reviews, but its buzz is growing despite this. This weekend last year, the best new release was God’s Not Dead 2, which opened with $7.6 million, and 2017 is in an excellent position to gain ground as a result. Granted, the top film that weekend was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with over $50 million and no film this week will match that, but the top three films last year earned just over $80 million, while the top three films this year should earn more than $100 million. More...

Contest: Power On: Winning Announcement

March 30th, 2017

Power Rangers

The winners of our Power On contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Power Rangers’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Give Up the Ghost

March 23rd, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

There are only two wide releases next weekend, as The Zookeeper’s Wife has been dropped to limited release. Both The Boss Baby and Ghost in the Shell have shots at $100 million in total. I don’t think both of them will get there, but both at least have a shot. If we assume both films have an equal shot at $100 million, Ghost in the Shell would still likely get off to a faster start, as it is an action film vs. a family film. Because of this, it is the best choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Ghost in the Shell.

April 1st is next Saturday, so we are starting our April Fools contests this week. Two of our winners will get movies from our prize pool, while one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of two previously reviewed movies, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

Ghost in the Shell Second Trailer

February 13th, 2017

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Ghost in the Shell Big Game Spot

February 2nd, 2017

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Ghost in the Shell Trailer

November 13th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 3 $18,676,033   3,440 $5,429   $18,676,033 3
2017/04/07 5 $7,306,413 -61% 3,440 $2,124   $31,529,863 10
2017/04/14 11 $2,463,906 -66% 2,135 $1,154   $37,087,189 17
2017/04/21 19 $883,253 -64% 913 $967   $39,114,757 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 3 $7,660,626   3,440 $2,227   $7,660,626 1
2017/04/01 3 $6,683,215 -13% 3,440 $1,943   $14,343,841 2
2017/04/02 3 $4,332,192 -35% 3,440 $1,259   $18,676,033 3
2017/04/03 3 $1,324,303 -69% 3,440 $385   $20,000,336 4
2017/04/04 3 $1,923,070 +45% 3,440 $559   $21,923,406 5
2017/04/05 3 $1,148,744 -40% 3,440 $334   $23,072,150 6
2017/04/06 3 $1,151,300 n/c 3,440 $335   $24,223,450 7
2017/04/07 5 $2,125,170 +85% 3,440 $618   $26,348,620 8
2017/04/08 5 $3,160,403 +49% 3,440 $919   $29,509,023 9
2017/04/09 5 $2,020,840 -36% 3,440 $587   $31,529,863 10
2017/04/10 5 $724,196 -64% 3,440 $211   $32,254,059 11
2017/04/11 5 $1,050,238 +45% 3,440 $305   $33,304,297 12
2017/04/12 5 $718,945 -32% 3,440 $209   $34,023,242 13
2017/04/13 5 $600,041 -17% 3,440 $174   $34,623,283 14
2017/04/14 11 $832,556 +39% 2,135 $390   $35,455,839 15
2017/04/15 11 $956,065 +15% 2,135 $448   $36,411,904 16
2017/04/16 10 $675,285 -29% 2,135 $316   $37,087,189 17
2017/04/17 9 $313,379 -54% 2,135 $147   $37,400,568 18
2017/04/18 8 $342,159 +9% 2,135 $160   $37,742,727 19
2017/04/19 8 $248,717 -27% 2,135 $116   $37,991,444 20
2017/04/20 9 $240,060 -3% 2,135 $112   $38,231,504 21
2017/04/21 - $251,817 +5% 913 $276   $38,483,321 22
2017/04/22 - $391,053 +55% 913 $428   $38,874,374 23
2017/04/23 - $240,383 -39% 913 $263   $39,114,757 24
2017/04/24 - $91,120 -62% 913 $100   $39,205,877 25
2017/04/25 - $128,390 +41% 913 $141   $39,334,267 26
2017/04/26 - $91,259 -29% 913 $100   $39,425,526 27
2017/04/27 14 $86,142 -6% 913 $94   $39,511,668 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 3 $24,223,450   3,440 $7,042   $24,223,450 7
2017/04/07 5 $10,399,833 -57% 3,440 $3,023   $34,623,283 14
2017/04/14 11 $3,608,221 -65% 2,135 $1,690   $38,231,504 21
2017/04/21 17 $1,280,164 -65% 913 $1,402   $39,511,668 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/31/2017 $1,620,244 423 423 1277 $4,173,400 4/27/2017
Brazil 3/31/2017 $1,900,000 0 0 0 $3,300,000 4/10/2017
Bulgaria 3/31/2017 $87,544 0 0 0 $246,258 4/20/2017
China 4/6/2017 $21,350,000 98466 98466 105036 $29,300,000 4/29/2017
Czech Republic 3/31/2017 $118,015 117 117 242 $307,104 4/27/2017
France 3/31/2017 $3,100,000 0 0 0 $7,400,000 4/24/2017
Germany 3/31/2017 $2,000,000 0 0 0 $6,100,000 4/24/2017
Hong Kong 3/31/2017 $1,200,000 0 0 0 $1,200,000 4/4/2017
Italy 3/31/2017 $1,001,958 0 0 0 $2,339,011 4/27/2017
Japan 4/7/2017 $2,464,789 0 0 0 $7,800,000 4/24/2017
Lithuania 4/7/2017 $31,958 145 145 233 $77,931 4/27/2017
Mexico 3/31/2017 $2,063,838 0 0 0 $5,053,618 4/20/2017
Netherlands 3/29/2017 $443,308 93 93 353 $1,295,983 4/27/2017
New Zealand 3/31/2017 $268,676 77 77 284 $710,713 4/24/2017
Portugal 3/31/2017 $212,970 82 93 284 $596,708 4/27/2017
Russia (CIS) 3/31/2017 $4,838,829 1292 1295 3518 $8,404,341 4/27/2017
Slovakia 3/31/2017 $67,540 60 60 123 $152,964 4/27/2017
South Korea 3/23/2017 $6,730 8 806 1431 $5,485,343 4/28/2017
Spain 3/31/2017 $1,230,136 444 444 1308 $2,882,377 4/28/2017
Taiwan 3/31/2017 $1,100,000 0 0 0 $1,100,000 4/4/2017
Turkey 3/31/2017 $439,396 259 261 570 $1,256,325 4/28/2017
United Kingdom 3/31/2017 $2,884,595 552 552 1695 $7,099,911 4/26/2017
Rest of World $25,575,308
International Total$121,857,295 4/29/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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