Ghost released their new film Rite Here Rite Now in theaters last week and it was really, really popular.

Rite Here Rite Now entered the worldwide Top 10 box office at No. 9 with a total gross of $5.04 million worldwide from limited showtimes. The movie also entered the Top 10 of the North America box office with a cumulative total gross of $2.65 million, making it the highest-grossing hard rock cinema event ever in North America.

To break that North American record down a little:

  • On June 21, it grossed more than $238,000 across 366 movie theaters
  • On June 22, it grossed more than $1.03 million across 751 movie theaters
  • On June 23, it grossed over $257,000 across 358 movie theaters

More screenings have since been announced for this week, because why not? People are clearly enjoying the crap out of Rite Here Rite Now and its new track “The Future Is A Foreign Land”.

Rite Here Rite Now combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage from Ghost‘s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. Rite Here Rite Now was directed by Ghost‘s Tobias Forge and Alex Ross Perry. The soundtrack to Rite Here Rite Now will be released via Loma Vista Recordings, which you can pre-order right here (rite here?).

“Over a decade ago when Ghost got signed to Loma Vista, Tom Whalley (owner and CEO) asked what the story of the band was,” said Forge.

“He felt telling a story was vital in order to get new fans engaged. I said that because we were a new ‘baby’ band and more importantly we were an ANONYMOUS baby band, there wasn’t really a compelling story to tell. Not yet anyway. But I told him that if he wanted a story, I could come up with one. This film is the fruit of that conversation.”

Perry added: “Collaborating with Tobias to expand the saga of Ghost into a feature film has been a wicked delight. This movie allowed us to be inspired by everything from silent horror to The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle, from Ralph Bakshi to KISS Alive II. The influences were many, but above all, the ultimate goal was to make a one-of-a-kind feast not only for Ghost fans, but all lovers of the cinematic alchemy between rock spectacle and spooky delights.”

Rite Here Rite Now was produced by Popecorn Cinematic Pictures. Producers include Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta, and Jonas Åkerlund.

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