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Movie Comparison: Ghostbusters (1984) vs. Gremlins (1984)

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  GhostbustersGremlins
Domestic Title Ghostbusters
(30th Anniversary)
Domestic Release Date Jun 8, 1984Jun 8, 1984
Production Budget $30,000,000$11,000,000
Opening Weekend Theaters 1,3391,511
Maximum Theaters 1,5061,537
Theatrical Engagements 35,60125,910
Domestic Opening Weekend $13,612,564$12,511,634
Domestic Box Office $242,212,467$148,168,459
Inflation Adjusted
Domestic Box Office
$591,183,160$381,445,581
International Box Office $53,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $295,212,467$148,168,459
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Note: A theatrical engagement is defined as the movie playing in a single theater for one week. So, for example, a film that plays in 3,000 theaters in its first week and 2,000 theaters in its second week will have had 5,000 theatrical engagements.