'Ghostbusters' Earns $3.4 Million on Its First Night in Theaters

This should quiet all those dumb critics.

Coming nearly 30 years after the original franchise, the all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been met with both enthusiasm (because, c'mon, I mean how could you not be excited about Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones—and Chris Hemsworth—all on-screen together??) and criticism from sexist idiots calling it a "money grab" that "ruined their childhood." 😐

But joke's on them. The box office doesn't lie. The film hit theaters on Thursday night, raking in $3.4 million on opening night alone. Sony's studio execs expect the opening weekend earnings to clock in around $38-40 million, but box office experts are predicting a higher total in the range of $45-50 million,Variety reports.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Plus, Ghostbusters is now ranked as online ticketing service Fandango's top pre-selling live-action comedy of the year, outdoing Central Intelligence and Ride Along 2, both of which debuted with over $35 million in box office sales.

According to Variety, "that would make "Ghostbusters" the biggest live-action comedy opening since "Pitch Perfect 2" opened in May, 2015, with a stunning $69 million."

How's that for a cash grab? Bye, haters. 👋

GIF

More from Marie Claire:
Celebrity
Share
Breaking Down the 9 Most Ridiculous Moments on This Week's 'Game of Thrones'
Celebrity
Share
51 Quintessential Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Couple Moments
Celebrity
Share
All of Sansa Stark's Most Meaningful Hairstyles from 'Game of Thrones'
Chrissy Teigen ballet dancer
Celebrity
Share
Chrissy Teigen Practiced Her Ballet Skills, and Everyone's Worried About Her Ankles
Celebrity
Share
Kim Kardashian Ate Ice Cream With Rainbow Sprinkles After Her Make-Up Masterclass
selena gomez and the weeknd PDA
Celebrity
Share
The Weeknd Wants You to Know That Home Is Where Girlfriend Selena Gomez Is
Celebrity
Share
St Vincent on Dating Cara Delevingne: "There Are Levels of Fame That Are Unenviable"
Celebrity
Share
This 'Game of Thrones' Fan Theory About Cersei's Hair Actually Makes a Ton of Sense
Celebrity
Share
All the Fan Theories About 'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 6 Ranked from Least to Most Likely to Come True
Dax Shepard broke up with Kristen Bell before they got married
Celebrity
Share
Dax Shepard Broke Up With Kristen Bell Before They Got Married