Leslie Jones

The all-female remake of Ghostbusters just barely beat box office estimates this weekend.

The comedy-action film -- starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, opened with $45 million at 3,950 locations on Friday and Saturday to take the #2 spot.

Sony Studios budgeted $144 million for Ghostbusters. The budget must be recouped before the studio turns a profit.

As predicted, the animated children's film Secret Life Of Pets held on to the #1 spot for the 2nd straight week with $50.4 million.

Rounding out the top 5 films this weekend are The Legend of Tarzan ($11.5 million), Finding Dory ($11 million), and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates ($7.3 million).

Ghostbusters did better than expected despite the rude reception it received on social media from fans of the 1984 original.

Sony's marketing department may have gotten help from Jones' timely publicity stunt.

The 48-year-old Saturday Night Live star took to Twitter.com to complain bitterly that top tier fashion designers refused to dress her for red carpet premieres.

That's when Project Runway alumnus Christian Siriano came through with an off-the-rack frock that drew oohs and aahs from easily impressed fashion bloggers.

Maybe it was just a coincidence that Siriano happened to tie the knot with his boyfriend, Brad Walsh, that same weekend?

  • whitty hutton

    She looks gorgeous. A swooped bang would have softened her features. Haven't seen the movie and prolly won't til it hits cable.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Haven't seen the first one, doubt if I see this one.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    The dress is nice its tailored well but it's not unique too me. It looks off the rack and tailored.... For last minute it's OK.

  • Her76

    Why does her features need to be softened? Some of you are so transparent.

  • Her76

    It was horrible. This remake wasn't needed. Hollywood has ran out of ideas.

  • Empress

    I read some of the comments from fans of the original before the release. They were so harsh and primarily complaining about the female aspect of the cast, I was awe struck by how much men hate women. It was brutal. They hate women more than women hate women. I was like Wow, the only love we get is from a breast feeding baby these days.

  • Empress

    My feelings exactly. I think it could have been a moment for an unknown designer to do something spectacular for her. Instead of a spectacular designer doing something average for PR. Can you imagine that dress being offered to other actresses? They would have been like "Did I tell you I was going to the Fire Men's Ball?"

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Damn. Poor woman. Poor Sista. I don't understand why she's under attack. 45mil is excellent for an all female lead cast. It's crazy that the lone Colored girl is being singled out. I guess she's got to learn to keep her mouth shut. Know her place. The American way. We complain, they punish us. We march, they punish us. Something happens, they blame us. Just shut up and embrace lower class citizenship. I'm gonna try that. It may make life easier??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Fanboys can be very chauvinistic...Mainly cuzz they get little to no pu$$y??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I liked her dress. Can't win for losing.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    You can't? I'm trying man. It's tough. Overheard two men in line at 7/11 blaming what happened in Louisiana on protesters.lol...One said if those crybabies would just shut up? When he turned around and saw me, he shut up? Imagine that...

  • That’s Interesting

    Secret Life of Pets sucked. I know I'm going to be dragged to this one too. I've never even seen the original Ghostbusters. Leslie scares me???

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I was thinking this. The main black women who say this stuff are far from natural. Long ass weaves, fake cake faces and so on.

  • Her76

    Speaking of long ass weaves I was leaving the movies last night and a young black girl had this wavy shit almost to her knees. Why though? How you confident with somebody else's hair on your head? She was overdressed too. Had on heels and everything.

  • darealQueenNefertiti

    That dress was drop dead gorg on her!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    It seems like it was a nasty Tweet that came back with "meh" results. He is an awesome designer but I liked more dresses on Project Runway by him and other designers ..... Seems like it was zero risk factor here. She looks nice though like I said the fit is great and she isn't overly made up either......

  • Alicia.Ashe

    That's what they think until it happens to them.

  • Roc

    I just realized she was the woman hemming Martin Lawrence up in National Security this weekend (it was playing in the barber shop).

    Didn't see it this weekend, but will go next week. My son wants to see it. I would really rather hear someone say if they liked it or not first.

  • Rayne

    Well Happy birthday to me weeeeeeeee??????????????!!

  • Pamela

    The dress look like the one that Julia Roberts wore in "Pretty Woman"

  • Enoughsaid2020

    She looks beautiful, I'm glad the movie is doing well.

  • Emily post

    That is a awful opening by hollywood standard... for how much the movie cost to make. .... Thats not good at all. The movie is a Atomic Bomb... And it will only make less and less each week.

  • Guess Who

    She's ugly as hell to me. No shade, she is ugly and she's not funny .

  • Guess Who

    I that almost screams strpiper to me

  • Emily post

    Due to her comedy being at her own expense for a cheap laugh.
    Softening her using makeup techniques a bit more would not have hurt.
    Her jokes are really jokes at herself and her looks. Going along with a running Hollywood stereotype for "full" black women.

  • hotntot95

    I saw the same thing at the grocery store...why is so many bags of hair necessary?

  • Her76

    It's crazy. I don't understand it honestly.

  • Emily post

    Just because you are black dont mean you can pull off every hairstyle. Long hair dont look good on everybody period. The first mistake is the one size fits all. Long hair dont matter whose hair dont look good on everybody. A lot of long hair styles are extremely played out. Its like that was so 10 years ago

  • Emily post

    45 million is not excellent for the cost of the film. Female or Male cast.

  • hotntot95

    ?Noooooo...now hold your hand out..,cause this comment was ugly

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Enjoy your birthday!! Have a glass of something for me to celebrate your day.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I wanted to claw my eyes out watching Secret Life of Pets. My 10 yr old loved it and I guess it was made for her and not me anyway. I usually like animate movies. That one sucked.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Yes, it wasn't bad casting... It was just a bad idea all around to remake that movie in particular. I hear the kids under 13 love it though... They don't know any better. I'm a huge fan of the original so, I hated it from jump.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    For her body type and what we are use to seeing her in, I think he did a good job. I'm sure there is a lot of construction going on under that dress and it still looked soft while shaping her.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Lol. Yes, and who has time for all that? I'm grown, I need my hair pulled from the back. It's too damn hot out here for me or my daughter to not be able to jump in a pool or the ocean like white folks do to cool off.
    Kudos to all the women who sacrifice doing stuff in the name of a weave.. I'm not that strong.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    It actually is. They were never expecting this to do Catching Fire numbers. Factor in merchandising, overseas, and the money it will generate on Netflix and such...The movie is doing just as expected and will indeed recoup the costs...Something like 92% of movies made rarely even break even at the box office...45mil is a great start...

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Love you

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You should see some of us doing the same. Sad.

  • That’s Interesting

    I usually like animated movies too. A lot. Secret Life of Pets was just...idk...boring. Lol.

  • Kilroy

    She looks like Big Freeda... Hell, Big Freeda looks better than huh. Lol

  • Kilroy

    I won't watch that dribble because out of all the main characters (ghostbusters) the black chick is the only one that's not a scientist.

  • That’s Interesting

    I agree. "Ugly" or fat Black women in Hollywood are always supposed to mention their size or looks and play into those stereotypes. I guess she's funny if she made it this far, so she should rely on that. Stop standing her hair straight up, I hate her hair, and stop drawing attention to her size/appearance. Whoopi never did that and she has made some great movies and been very successful, even with the way she looks.

  • Fendi

    It was bad?!. ?? When I saw the commercial of the poodle who turned on the radio to play heavy metal when his persnickety owner left home, I just knew it was going to be funny. (The poodle reminds me of myself. Lol.) Thar sucks. But thanks for commenting. I'll wait until it airs on cable.

  • Sucker Free

    I need my hair pulled from the back ???

    Girl yaaaasss. Drag me to cave/bed right now....

  • Yardgirl

    The man whipped up a dress in one week, it usually takes months!! Off the rack does not fit that well and I am sure Lelsie told him basically what she wanted ? That first week opening number is not the best, but I have seen worse for a remake. Hollyweird needs to stop it with the damn remakes!! If you can remember the details of the original it is way too soon to make a new one!!

    I saw Deon Cole last night and dude had me laughing my a$$ off!! If he comes to your area it is money well spent and he is good looking too?

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Dying ???

  • Canary Red™

    OMG I always thought Deon Cole was good looking and his voice does something to me! Thanks I'm gong to look him up - hope he comes to Cincy!!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmbao I died at long weave to her knees.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    To be fair, the black dude in the original wasn't either. He just kind of walked in

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Hey Yard..long time. Her dress really is simple. No stones or glitter. It was a matter of knowing what falls eight on one body rypw.

    Gonna have to check him out.

  • Yardgirl

    Hey there you long time indeed? You have to check home out if you can, he is good!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Yeah, i loved when she asked him what he was trying to do to her rig, something like that. I thought that was just too funny.

  • Yardgirl

    Me too! ? Girl that voice had me a-shiver!!!! I was up front so I got me a good look and he is deeeeelish!! I hope he comes your way.

  • BlueCandy

    Yes, and hid some of that face with her Minstrel show arse! I'm no fan of this tricks degenerate comedy.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    And if he comes to your gym shower, make sure to sneak a peak? Dude looks surprisingly good with his clothes off, allegedly? He goes from ewww he looks like Lionel Ritchie's half brother allllllllll night lonnnnng
    To ewww he's uncircumcised but that's alllllllright he's hunnnnng?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Happy Brithday?? May the balls you lick tonight be free of hair and of a pleasant smell?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hbd

  • Roc

    Had his little butt dangling in the air. So funny...these Hollywood men are so petite.

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Cheers to that. Imma drink one for her on your behalf. Lol

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  • Rayne

    ? thanks

  • Yardgirl

    ??? I did a quick sneak look at the wrapped up package and it was looking good ta me!?

  • Yardgirl

    Happy Sunday to you too!! We are having our annual Jazz in the park this weekend but it is too dang hot for me to go?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ???

  • Lisa jones

    Good job! Simple but elegant and natural!! Nice dress!!

  • Brownie

    Say it ain't so! The part with the poodle listening to metal music was a guaranteed hit for me ?. I wait until DVD/ On Demand anyway. I don't do/ trust theaters anymore. Thanks for the heads up

  • Brownie

    Happy Birthday Day

  • Meme81

    Leslie seems to be the breakout star in this movie even though she's not the most famous. Good for her.

  • Meme81

    I agree...and we have to remember $45 mil is only domestic, not worldwide. So they have to make 5 times that to be something of a hit, and I think they will easily make that mark.

  • Rayne

    Thanks

  • That’s Interesting

    No prob! You might like it tho. I was also with another adult and they didn't like it either.

  • whitty hutton

    Fukk u. I'm a proud Black naturalista and am proud of Leslie's success. I think she's gorgeous. My comment about bangs was said in the same vein as when my sisters or friends make suggestions about hair, makeup, clothes, etc. It wasn't meant in a derogatory way but since you're obviously ugly from the inside out, and not too bright, u took it as negative and ran with it. Silly ass!

  • Her76

    The only thing natural about you is your ignorance. I can tell you're insecure just by your reply. Ol broken ass.

  • scentsychick30

    I saw this movie and it was good. As a fan of the older movies it was nice also to see some of the original cast in small parts.

  • Emily post

    You forgot they always have to be man crazy. Desperate.

  • chococherry

    Lol @ in the name of weave.

  • That’s Interesting

    Absolutely! That's also exactly how she portrays herself.

  • Canary Red™

    I hope so too! ????

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • Brownie

    Damn Sorry for the typo. I hope you had a fab day though

  • Brownie

    Damn Sorry for the typo. I hope you had a fab day though

  • mocha brown

    Just saw the movie yesterday! It was so good I laughed through the whole thing... And I liked how the oringinal cast made their cameos throughout the movie. ??? three thumbs up.. Great job ladies!.

    P.S. just because a blogger can add their own personal opinion doesn't necessarily make it true. ?

  • JerseyMom

    She finally looks nice.

  • Blue

    Anybody see it yet? Worth it or no?

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Wow, she looks really nice!

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Wow, she looks really nice!

  • Rayne

    Shidd I did

  • Yardgirl

    Yay!!! Enjoy!!!!??????

  • T3

    That ish be looking hot and heavy! I can't! I just be trying to remember when did we get to this. Everybody wanting and feeling the need for all of this fake arse hair. I hate that some people actually feel like they need it and feel unpretty without it. That makes me sad. What happened to us?!?!?!??

  • T3

    That ish be looking hot and heavy! I can't! I just be trying to remember when did we get to this. Everybody wanting and feeling the need for all of this fake arse hair. I hate that some people actually feel like they need it and feel unpretty without it. That makes me sad. What happened to us?!?!?!??

  • T3

    From the back, front, side ...just pull!!!!

  • T3

    From the back, front, side ...just pull!!!!

  • hotntot95

    Our minds are in bondage, slaves to this western civilization...I'm natural but I do wear braids with some extensions on occasion...it's Jus overboard nowadays...

  • hotntot95

    Our minds are in bondage, slaves to this western civilization...I'm natural but I do wear braids with some extensions on occasion...it's Jus overboard nowadays...

  • Sucker Free

    ???

  • Sucker Free

    ???

  • TeeTee

    off the rack

  • T3

    Overboard is it exactly! Nothing wrong with switching it up and changing your look here and there. But to depend on it?!?!? No ma'am!

  • yoni

    Cincy? You in Cincy? What part?

  • yoni

    I saw his standup a few weeks ago one laaaaaaattteeee Saturday night. He was funny in Barber Shop.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes his Comedy Central stand up is hilarious!!

  • Liah

    She looks beautiful!

  • Canary Red™

    Yes - East Walnut Hills!

    U?

  • Canary Red™

    I will - thanks again love! ?

  • Lolalao

    She's 48? I guessed under that.

  • yoni

    STOP!!! Zone. LH. LOL I NEVER knew that! Hey! Did you go down to the square to see Raheem DeVaughn this weekend? I love him.

  • SpiceGirl

    Go Girl!

  • Genia W-m

    I was listening to a movie critic about this production and it lukewarm reception. To me, Hollywood has lost all creativity with the millennial generation. They're doing nothing but remakes, reality shows and nothing creative at all.