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Ghostbusters: By the numbers

This may not be interesting to some of you, but for those of us that make an amateur career out of all things Ghostbusters, stuff like this – a week by week breakdown of how Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 performed at the box office – is a wealth of information.

For example;
– Ghostbusters opened June 8th, 1984 and was number 1 for a total of 8 weeks, 7 of them consecutively.
– Ghostbusters ran in theatres for 30 weeks, officially closing at the end of December.
– Ghostbusters re-opened for two weeks at the end of August, 1985. It broke the top ten both weeks.
– Halloween did in fact give the movie a small bump.

Ghostbusters

Date Rank Gross % Change Theaters Per Theater Total Gross Days
6/8/1984 1 $13,612,564 1,339 $10,166 $13,612,564 3
6/15/1984 1 $15,287,030 +12.30% 1,479 $10,336 $38,302,276 10
6/22/1984 1 $13,353,583 -12.65% 1,506 $8,867 $61,639,056 17
6/29/1984 1 $11,200,546 -16.12% 1,464 $7,651 $80,459,158 24
7/6/1984 1 $11,255,224 +0.49% 1,469 $7,662 $99,770,335 31
7/13/1984 1 $10,021,932 -10.96% 1,470 $6,818 $115,684,640 38
7/20/1984 1 $8,734,278 -12.85% 1,468 $5,950 $130,017,036 45
7/27/1984 2 $7,687,282 -11.99% 1,460 $5,265 $142,693,955 52
8/3/1984 1 $6,529,305 -15.06% 1,439 $4,537 $152,974,574 59
8/10/1984 2 $5,929,651 -9.18% 1,423 $4,167 $162,725,586 66
8/17/1984 3 $5,581,794 -5.87% 1,400 $3,987 $171,667,224 73
8/24/1984 2 $4,875,044 -12.66% 1,391 $3,505 $179,403,683 80
8/31/1984 2 $6,824,562 +39.99% 1,368 $4,989 $188,550,041 87
9/7/1984 2 $3,862,069 -43.41% 1,435 $2,691 $192,977,675 94
9/14/1984 2 $3,268,876 -15.36% 1,437 $2,275 $196,967,948 101
9/21/1984 3 $2,872,052 -12.14% 1,389 $2,068 $200,931,851 108
9/28/1984 5 $2,402,131 -16.36% 1,263 $1,902 $204,108,761 115
10/5/1984 5 $2,282,767 -4.97% 1,183 $1,930 $206,935,954 122
10/12/1984 5 $1,746,135 -23.51% 1,107 $1,577 $208,994,111 129
10/19/1984 8 $1,513,820 -13.30% 890 $1,701 $211,073,728 136
10/26/1984 13 $1,026,018 -32.22% 753 $1,363 $212,543,273 143
11/2/1984 11 $1,189,173 +15.90% 780 $1,525 $214,109,334 150
11/9/1984 13 $1,075,979 -9.52% 375 $2,869 $215,596,868 157
11/16/1984 14 $736,591 -31.54% 566 $1,301 $216,643,458 164
11/23/1984 13 $884,918 +20.14% 609 $1,453 $217,831,940 171
11/30/1984 12 $686,433 -22.43% 510 $1,346 $218,872,755 178
12/7/1984 14 $336,049 -51.04% 431 $780 $219,339,232 185
12/14/1984 17 $223,221 -33.57% 329 $678 $219,638,740 192
12/21/1984 19 $285,952 +28.10% 229 $1,249 $220,095,070 199
12/28/1984 16 $636,153 +122.47% 217 $2,932 $220,855,498 206
8/30/1985 9 $1,942,457 888 $2,187 $4,997,948 451
9/6/1985 10 $1,145,353 -41.04% 864 $1,326 $6,329,963 458

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