Ghost in the Shell: Scarlett Johansson Actioner Suffers from Mixed Reviews and Charges of Whitewashing

The weekend’s other new wide release, Paramount’s Scarlett Johansson-starrer Ghost in the Shell grossed $1.8 million at its Thursday night showings and took in $7.7 million on Friday (including its Thursday night) and is looking at a weekend of about $20 million.

Ghost in the Shell will lock up the third spot, ahead of holdovers Power Rangers and Kong: Skull Island, as it bows in 3,440 sites.

It won’t do the stellar numbers that Johansson’s Lucy earned in 2014 when it took in $2.8 million in previews on its way to a $43.9 million domestic debut.