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Theater Counts: Ghostbusters debuts in 3,963 theaters

July 14th, 2016


Continuing the good news for Ghostbusters in the run-up to its theatrical release, the movie will play in 3,963 theaters this weekend, up from Sony’s predicted 3,700. It’s not usual for a film to get this kind of jump, but the fact that it’s playing in almost 300 venues more than the studio announced last week suggests that they’ve managed to book it in more locations in the past week. Perhaps theater owners are feeling more confident of the film’s chances?

Looking ahead to next week, Ice Age: Collision Course will be in the most theaters, with Fox putting the number at 3,800. Star Trek Beyond is expected to be close behind, with 3,500 locations forecast by Paramount. Finally, Lights Out is headed for a respectable-for-a-horror-movie 2,900 theaters.

Theater Counts for Weekend of July 15

The Secret Life of PetsUniversal4,3824,370+12
GhostbustersSony Pictures3,963new
The Legend of TarzanWarner Bros.3,5513,591-40
Finding DoryWalt Disney3,5363,871-335
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates20th Century Fox3,0082,982+26
The Purge: Election YearUniversal2,6702,821-151
Central IntelligenceWarner Bros.2,3812,841-460
Independence Day: Resurgence20th Century Fox2,2903,061-771
The BFGWalt Disney2,1823,392-1,210
The ShallowsSony Pictures1,6952,406-711
The Conjuring 2Warner Bros.5661,052-486
Now You See Me 2Lionsgate523864-341
Free State of JonesSTX Entertainment5061,264-758
The Jungle BookWalt Disney276197+79
Our Kind of TraitorRoadside Attractions262399-137
X-Men: Apocalypse20th Century Fox250288-38
Me Before YouWarner Bros.238318-80
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsParamount Pictures185293-108
Captain America: Civil WarWalt Disney184238-54
Hunt for the WilderpeopleThe Orchard15672+84
The Nice GuysWarner Bros.144212-68
Love & FriendshipRoadside Attractions140161-21
ZootopiaWalt Disney131161-30
Alice Through the Looking GlassWalt Disney107145-38
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble The Orchard8377+6
Wiener-DogIFC Films746410
GeniusRoadside Attractions5177-26
WeinerIFC Films2650-24
The Man Who Knew InfinityIFC Films2639-13
Life, AnimatedThe Orchard207+13
DheepanIFC Films710-3
Hello, My Name is DorisRoadside Attractions713-6
Café SocietyLionsgate5new

Estimates for Weekend of July 22

Ice Age: Collision Course20th Century Fox3,800
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures3,500
Lights OutWarner Bros.2,900
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie20th Century Fox250

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