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Paul Feig's Ghostbusters will have a budget over $150 million

04.20.2015

The original GHOSTBUSTERS had a budget of $30 million dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that would be the equivalent of $68 million today. The sequel was not even $10 million more and still ranks as a fan favorite. So, we know a quality film can be achieved for an average sum of money, does that mean that Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS will do the same? Hell no!

Sony is giving Paul Feig $154 million to play with for making GHOSTBUSTERS happen, and that is down from the original $169 million that he asked for. Sony head Tom Rothman asked for cuts to get the budget down to $150 million, but there were certain fees they couldn't lower such as the $14 million for Melissa McCarthy and $10 million for Feig himself. In the end, the cost of GHOSTBUSTERS looks to be more about securing talent rather than what will be on screen.

Any and all GHOSTBUSTERS films that do not feature Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are going to be criticized regardless of the finished product and that has to do with nostalgia for the classic films. Feig's movie could very well be a good movie but most are not willing to give it the benefit of doubt before seeing it. Now knowing it is going to cost that much money, I can safely say the finished product better knock our f*cking socks off.

GHOSTBUSTERS is set for release on July 22, 2016.

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2:42PM on 04/22/2015
I hope they lose every dollar being invested.
I hope they lose every dollar being invested.
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8:04AM on 04/21/2015
because throwing a ton of money at a movie automatically makes it good
because throwing a ton of money at a movie automatically makes it good
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7:52AM on 04/21/2015

Shit

I hope this bombs worse than Battlefield Earth and Mars Needs Moms...
I hope this bombs worse than Battlefield Earth and Mars Needs Moms...
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6:29AM on 04/21/2015
Fuck this movie.
They'd have more chance getting money from me by asking for cash to ensure a remake DOESN'T happen!
Fuck this movie.
They'd have more chance getting money from me by asking for cash to ensure a remake DOESN'T happen!
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3:58AM on 04/21/2015

Spared no expense

...oh wait, shit, I'm confusing which shitty remake I'm dissing. There are too many to keep track of
...oh wait, shit, I'm confusing which shitty remake I'm dissing. There are too many to keep track of
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11:39PM on 04/20/2015
I hope it won't make its budget back and bomb hard.
I hope it won't make its budget back and bomb hard.
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11:08PM on 04/20/2015
What a waste of $150 million on 4 bitches.
What a waste of $150 million on 4 bitches.
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11:27PM on 04/20/2015
Five including Feig
Five including Feig
9:35AM on 04/21/2015
HAHA YESSSSSSS SOLOIST!!! SO MUCH WIN!!! lol Well Said
HAHA YESSSSSSS SOLOIST!!! SO MUCH WIN!!! lol Well Said
11:32PM on 04/21/2015
Hey, thanks ConMan.
Hey, thanks ConMan.
3:05AM on 04/22/2015
Ha, spot on response Soloist, kudos to you!
Ha, spot on response Soloist, kudos to you!
9:35PM on 04/20/2015
The more I hear about Paul Feig and related new Ghostbusters news, I want to puke. So far it sounds so much different and deviate from Ghostbusters that we all know that they'd be better off naming this movie something else than Ghostbusters.
The more I hear about Paul Feig and related new Ghostbusters news, I want to puke. So far it sounds so much different and deviate from Ghostbusters that we all know that they'd be better off naming this movie something else than Ghostbusters.
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9:00PM on 04/20/2015
I guess they need the money for IMAX cameras. So they can fit McCarthy on the screen. See, 'cause she's fat.
I guess they need the money for IMAX cameras. So they can fit McCarthy on the screen. See, 'cause she's fat.
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8:03PM on 04/20/2015

It just keeps getting worse

I sincerely hope that this movie bombs so horrifically that it will serve as the prime example of the wrong way to reboot a popular franchise for a long time to come. I just don't understand what they're trying to accomplish with this movie and why the studio is throwing so much money at it. Who is their target audience exactly? Movie geeks, fans of the original and the 80s nostalgia crowd are rejecting it on mass and I don't see how this movie will appeal to young people.
I sincerely hope that this movie bombs so horrifically that it will serve as the prime example of the wrong way to reboot a popular franchise for a long time to come. I just don't understand what they're trying to accomplish with this movie and why the studio is throwing so much money at it. Who is their target audience exactly? Movie geeks, fans of the original and the 80s nostalgia crowd are rejecting it on mass and I don't see how this movie will appeal to young people.
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7:37PM on 04/20/2015
Everyone involved in this movie can just go fuck themselves.
Everyone involved in this movie can just go fuck themselves.
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6:43PM on 04/20/2015

woah.

I can't imagine what that money will be spent on but my guess is a large chunk will be for visual FX or for the sequel being shot back-to-back.

I dunno, but i'm reminded of The Lone Ranger a few years ago with its astronomical budget and hope it this wont go the same dismall route because i still have faith in this project.
I can't imagine what that money will be spent on but my guess is a large chunk will be for visual FX or for the sequel being shot back-to-back.

I dunno, but i'm reminded of The Lone Ranger a few years ago with its astronomical budget and hope it this wont go the same dismall route because i still have faith in this project.
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5:38PM on 04/20/2015
Man I could not despise a movie production more than this over-priced piece of flaming shit. 14 million to watch someone get out of breath and fall down when a ghost is chasing her seems like a monumental waste of money. The modest budget on the original kept them honest and creative and focused on good writing. This will be loud and dumb and full of unnecessary cartoon CGI to try to get people in the seats based on spectacle alone.
Man I could not despise a movie production more than this over-priced piece of flaming shit. 14 million to watch someone get out of breath and fall down when a ghost is chasing her seems like a monumental waste of money. The modest budget on the original kept them honest and creative and focused on good writing. This will be loud and dumb and full of unnecessary cartoon CGI to try to get people in the seats based on spectacle alone.
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5:06PM on 04/20/2015
Donate the money to charity...or slam your dick in the sliding glass door. Either is better than Feigbusters.
Donate the money to charity...or slam your dick in the sliding glass door. Either is better than Feigbusters.
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4:58PM on 04/20/2015

Daayaaaammmmmnnn

Jesus. Instead of shooting a firehose of shit across movie screens, why not just give me that money? I'll even make a good movie with some of it; and keep the rest for myself, because I'm sure as hell more worth it than Feig or McCarthy.
Jesus. Instead of shooting a firehose of shit across movie screens, why not just give me that money? I'll even make a good movie with some of it; and keep the rest for myself, because I'm sure as hell more worth it than Feig or McCarthy.
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4:46PM on 04/20/2015
biggest waste in human history, but I'll be glad if they prove me wrong
biggest waste in human history, but I'll be glad if they prove me wrong
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4:40PM on 04/20/2015
Sony, how about you pay me half of what Feig wants to not make the movie. You'll be guaranteed a loss of only $5 million and I'll even throw in a thank you note and pictures of my new house and cars for your shareholder meeting.
Sony, how about you pay me half of what Feig wants to not make the movie. You'll be guaranteed a loss of only $5 million and I'll even throw in a thank you note and pictures of my new house and cars for your shareholder meeting.
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4:35PM on 04/20/2015
$14 million for McCarthy?! Only in America can one be paid that much for being completely unfunny.
$14 million for McCarthy?! Only in America can one be paid that much for being completely unfunny.
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5:06PM on 04/20/2015
It's to cover her food bill
It's to cover her food bill
5:26PM on 04/20/2015
@optimusprime I probably should not have but I did laugh out loud.
@optimusprime I probably should not have but I did laugh out loud.
8:09PM on 04/20/2015
I liked her in Bridesmaids, I've hated her in everything else and I mean hate. I got only 30 minutes in The Heat and had to shut it off because her character was absolutely horrible. From what I've heard, Tammy is even worse. She also plays one of the most completely unlikable characters on TV, Molly from Mike & Molly.
I liked her in Bridesmaids, I've hated her in everything else and I mean hate. I got only 30 minutes in The Heat and had to shut it off because her character was absolutely horrible. From what I've heard, Tammy is even worse. She also plays one of the most completely unlikable characters on TV, Molly from Mike & Molly.
8:19PM on 04/20/2015
I thought she was great in Bridesmaids also and even in St. Vincent but still...$14 million?! Jesus..come on.
I thought she was great in Bridesmaids also and even in St. Vincent but still...$14 million?! Jesus..come on.
11:16PM on 04/20/2015
I thoroughly enjoyed This Is 40, up until Melissa McCarthy showed up which just ruined the atmosphere of the movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed This Is 40, up until Melissa McCarthy showed up which just ruined the atmosphere of the movie.
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4:33PM on 04/20/2015
It isnt getting a "fair shake" cuz they cast Leslie Jones... she is the worst cast member on SNL ever (and SNL once had Victoria Jackson!)... she cant remember her lines, and when she does she gives them such static delivery or she just loudly yells them. Her character in this flick will be the stereotypical loud mouth black person that says stuff like "IM GETTIN THE HELL OUT OF HERE" so the audience will laugh and clap cuz she is the only one "keeping it real".... and before i get called a
It isnt getting a "fair shake" cuz they cast Leslie Jones... she is the worst cast member on SNL ever (and SNL once had Victoria Jackson!)... she cant remember her lines, and when she does she gives them such static delivery or she just loudly yells them. Her character in this flick will be the stereotypical loud mouth black person that says stuff like "IM GETTIN THE HELL OUT OF HERE" so the audience will laugh and clap cuz she is the only one "keeping it real".... and before i get called a racist... if they wanted to cast a black lady in the role, there are a bunch of other talented actresses that could have done it... but Leslie Jones is just fucking terrible!
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5:53PM on 04/20/2015
Your not being racist, you are probably right. That is what she does on SNL so we can only assume she was hired for this very stereotype. Problem is I can see her saying that very line in my head now, so thanks for that, it isn't funny, it is embarrassing.
Your not being racist, you are probably right. That is what she does on SNL so we can only assume she was hired for this very stereotype. Problem is I can see her saying that very line in my head now, so thanks for that, it isn't funny, it is embarrassing.
4:31PM on 04/20/2015
God if this thing gets into production it is going to the new fans hate target.
It'll make their attitude towards Fantastic Four look like their attitude towards Power Of The Force.
God if this thing gets into production it is going to the new fans hate target.
It'll make their attitude towards Fantastic Four look like their attitude towards Power Of The Force.
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