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07.18.2016

GHOSTBUSTERS is out, people have seen it, and it’s time to look to the future. With the weekend numbers out for the movie said future looks pretty bright now, and though the film was not able to defeat a bunch of animated critters, it was able to rack-up a sweet $46 million. So of course the people over at Sony are pretty happy, and when you’re happy you make a lot of bold decisions, and they’ve made a pretty bold one indeed.

In an interview with The Wrap, president of worldwide distribution at Sony, Rory Bruer, spoke about the bright future of the paranormal-fighting team:

“The GHOSTBUSTERS world is alive and well. I expect GHOSTBUSTERS to become an important brand and franchise.”

As for a sequel:

“While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen.”

Though there are no reports director Paul Feig or the four stars of the movie—Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones—will return, I would like to think that if the movie is a success it’s because they’re the reason why.

I am one of the folks in the “loved it” camp when it comes to the new GHOSTBUSTERS, and even though I would love a sequel this confidence from Bruer seems a little presumptuous. The first three days of a movie are not exactly a great indicator of the prolonged success of a movie—especially one as divisive as this. Just last month, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE opened to about $41 million, but because of poor word of mouth it’s gone on to tank in the US, not even breaking $100 million yet. Similarly, GHOSTBUSTERS maintains an unfortunate 57 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ audience indicator, which is not a good sign. The movie could have a good opening, and then tumble next and future weekends. Not to mention, we have yet to see how the movie plays overseas. To quote Han Solo: Don’t get cocky, kid. There’s still a long way to go.

In case you missed it check out our own review of the film below!

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Source: The Wrap

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2:55PM on 07/19/2016
Is this site being paid by Sony? The movie was a flop. If this was a DC movie you guys would be all over calling it a flop. This movie stunk, people did not go to it. It will fall to 3rd after Trek comes out this weekend. Call it what it is a FLOP
Is this site being paid by Sony? The movie was a flop. If this was a DC movie you guys would be all over calling it a flop. This movie stunk, people did not go to it. It will fall to 3rd after Trek comes out this weekend. Call it what it is a FLOP
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10:02PM on 07/18/2016
I thought GhostbustHers was fun, not better than the original obviously but better than 2. I have no doubt though that it would have done better financially with some dudes in the mix though and they'll end up rolling the rumored all-male Ghostbusters movie into the sequel. All four ladies were funny but it'd be great to see Hemsworth get a promotion to Ghostbuster and someone like Hannibal Buress or Will Forte join the group (along with a better villain this time).
I thought GhostbustHers was fun, not better than the original obviously but better than 2. I have no doubt though that it would have done better financially with some dudes in the mix though and they'll end up rolling the rumored all-male Ghostbusters movie into the sequel. All four ladies were funny but it'd be great to see Hemsworth get a promotion to Ghostbuster and someone like Hannibal Buress or Will Forte join the group (along with a better villain this time).
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7:48PM on 07/18/2016
Hah delusional PR textbook spin. $46 mil opening weekend on a $145-150 mil budget with a 57% rating. Thats bad word of mouth, which means its going to experience a similar drop off as Independence Day. This movie won't break $100 mil box office domestically. And unlike Warcraft, you don't have China to pick up your domestic box office slack for you. This is just pure spin to give audiences the appearance its doing good and there are future plans so they go see it again or for the first time.
Hah delusional PR textbook spin. $46 mil opening weekend on a $145-150 mil budget with a 57% rating. Thats bad word of mouth, which means its going to experience a similar drop off as Independence Day. This movie won't break $100 mil box office domestically. And unlike Warcraft, you don't have China to pick up your domestic box office slack for you. This is just pure spin to give audiences the appearance its doing good and there are future plans so they go see it again or for the first time. Lets see if they're still making the same statement in 2 weeks.
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6:19PM on 07/18/2016
Sony brass is spouting that shit to save his ass from being booted out of his position. They are desperately trying to spin the opening weekend into a so called success and it is laughable so many people actually believe it. This movie still has $435 million more to make worldwide to even be considered, by any other current blockbuster standards, a financial hit. With China out of the running, there goes $200-300 million.
Sony brass is spouting that shit to save his ass from being booted out of his position. They are desperately trying to spin the opening weekend into a so called success and it is laughable so many people actually believe it. This movie still has $435 million more to make worldwide to even be considered, by any other current blockbuster standards, a financial hit. With China out of the running, there goes $200-300 million.
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5:53PM on 07/18/2016
I guess Sony likes losing money. If this year has taught us anything, it's that sequels to films that were only moderately successful and liked will most likely bomb hard (Huntsman, Neighbors 2, TMNT 2, NYSM 2, etc). They were lucky to get $46M due mostly to curiosity and nostalgia.
I guess Sony likes losing money. If this year has taught us anything, it's that sequels to films that were only moderately successful and liked will most likely bomb hard (Huntsman, Neighbors 2, TMNT 2, NYSM 2, etc). They were lucky to get $46M due mostly to curiosity and nostalgia.
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12:10PM on 07/18/2016

I ain't afraid of no sequel...

I think the weakest parts of this movie were the villain and the lack of an interesting plot. It just kinda felt like a bunch of humorous non-sequiturs edited together to make a movie. Maybe it's due to not having a solid plot laid out in the first place, or maybe it's because of reshoots or chunks of the movie were edited out as a knee-jerk reaction to the internet hate, but I would like to see this same creative team come back to make a more plot/mythology-driven movie. I really enjoyed it, I
I think the weakest parts of this movie were the villain and the lack of an interesting plot. It just kinda felt like a bunch of humorous non-sequiturs edited together to make a movie. Maybe it's due to not having a solid plot laid out in the first place, or maybe it's because of reshoots or chunks of the movie were edited out as a knee-jerk reaction to the internet hate, but I would like to see this same creative team come back to make a more plot/mythology-driven movie. I really enjoyed it, I just wanted more.
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11:55AM on 07/18/2016
As a huge fan of the original I got to say I really enjoyed this take on the GB myth and I look forward to a possible sequel, especially if the end credits scene was an indication of it. The movie is just opening in Europe this week where there is a strong Ghostbuster fan base so hopefully the global gross will help.
As a huge fan of the original I got to say I really enjoyed this take on the GB myth and I look forward to a possible sequel, especially if the end credits scene was an indication of it. The movie is just opening in Europe this week where there is a strong Ghostbuster fan base so hopefully the global gross will help.
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11:30AM on 07/18/2016
There's no doubt it will not happen.
There's no doubt it will not happen.
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11:27AM on 07/18/2016
Sounds amazingly like what Fox said about the future of The Fantastic Four. Would not be surprised if Sony does another Ghostbusters with a different cast and claims it's part of an expanded universe.
The opening weekend boxoffice was not great and without being able to open in China it will likely be thought of as a failure but executives will never admit it.
Sounds amazingly like what Fox said about the future of The Fantastic Four. Would not be surprised if Sony does another Ghostbusters with a different cast and claims it's part of an expanded universe.
The opening weekend boxoffice was not great and without being able to open in China it will likely be thought of as a failure but executives will never admit it.
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11:04AM on 07/18/2016
So far The Secret Life of Pets has beaten Ghostbusters at the box office. That's not a good sign. If the film can't even break even, I don't think sequel will happen. Still, they can just wait for the international box office number to arrive.
So far The Secret Life of Pets has beaten Ghostbusters at the box office. That's not a good sign. If the film can't even break even, I don't think sequel will happen. Still, they can just wait for the international box office number to arrive.
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4:17PM on 07/18/2016
In liberal land, a.k.a. Hollywood, anything is possible. Even if the movie doesn't do well at the box office I think the sequel is already being planned. Liberal Hollywood wants this idea to work. And they want it to work badly, no matter what. Every character with cultural relevance who is a white male has either been turned into a female or a minority. And if they haven't yet been "rebooted" to "better reflect Americas growing diversity" they soon will. A female Indiana jones? Coming soon.
In liberal land, a.k.a. Hollywood, anything is possible. Even if the movie doesn't do well at the box office I think the sequel is already being planned. Liberal Hollywood wants this idea to work. And they want it to work badly, no matter what. Every character with cultural relevance who is a white male has either been turned into a female or a minority. And if they haven't yet been "rebooted" to "better reflect Americas growing diversity" they soon will. A female Indiana jones? Coming soon. Han Solo has a black brother? Give Jj Abrams enough time and he will. Ok. I started ranting. I'm done.
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10:46AM on 07/18/2016
Sony is trying every avenue to polish this turd. A 46 Million opening on a 144 million movie is bad. Even if the movie has a moserate 50% hold next week, it will barely.make over 100 million all told. With no Chinese release (the 2nd larget market), after P&A costs, this movie is a major loss for Sony. It is textbook PR right now, put out reports that say they are happy with the way the movie performed and that there will be sequels so that maybe ppl will go see the movie in theaters in the
Sony is trying every avenue to polish this turd. A 46 Million opening on a 144 million movie is bad. Even if the movie has a moserate 50% hold next week, it will barely.make over 100 million all told. With no Chinese release (the 2nd larget market), after P&A costs, this movie is a major loss for Sony. It is textbook PR right now, put out reports that say they are happy with the way the movie performed and that there will be sequels so that maybe ppl will go see the movie in theaters in the weeks to come.
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10:45AM on 07/18/2016
There is no way this is getting a sequel. Not with opening at 2nd and bigger and better movies coming out starting the week after. Star Trek is going to blow it out of the waters. Also, I expect Ghostcrappers to drop 60% and fall to the 5th spot. With making only $46 mil domestic and China refusing to have this movie in their theaters This franchise will end. Next week this movie will be forgotten just like Fantastic Four has.
There is no way this is getting a sequel. Not with opening at 2nd and bigger and better movies coming out starting the week after. Star Trek is going to blow it out of the waters. Also, I expect Ghostcrappers to drop 60% and fall to the 5th spot. With making only $46 mil domestic and China refusing to have this movie in their theaters This franchise will end. Next week this movie will be forgotten just like Fantastic Four has.
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10:10AM on 07/18/2016
It wasn't great but I enjoyed the film. Walked out of the theater wanting to see another installment.
It wasn't great but I enjoyed the film. Walked out of the theater wanting to see another installment.
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9:53AM on 07/18/2016
They could've set records. Morons.
They could've set records. Morons.
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9:12AM on 07/18/2016
I can't wait until Hollywood redoes the Godfather trilogy as the Godmother!
I can't wait until Hollywood redoes the Godfather trilogy as the Godmother!
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10:55AM on 07/18/2016
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11:54AM on 07/18/2016
What was all that talk from all these people here how it's not about women playing the leads? Like Brer B8a said, had this been made with males, it would have made a ton more money. And to add to that, would have had a lot less haters.
What was all that talk from all these people here how it's not about women playing the leads? Like Brer B8a said, had this been made with males, it would have made a ton more money. And to add to that, would have had a lot less haters.
9:03AM on 07/18/2016

I'D SAY ...

... 130 million total in US and around same in the rest of the world makes it 260 against 144 million budget. Sequel seems less likely if it would cost more and, as original, won't be released in China. So, other option is to do wonders in DVD and BlueRay sales ...
... 130 million total in US and around same in the rest of the world makes it 260 against 144 million budget. Sequel seems less likely if it would cost more and, as original, won't be released in China. So, other option is to do wonders in DVD and BlueRay sales ...
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2:25PM on 07/18/2016
Don't forget to add another 100 million spent on advertising. Still has a long way to go to even break even. Mediocre opening and expect a huge dropoff next weekend.
Don't forget to add another 100 million spent on advertising. Still has a long way to go to even break even. Mediocre opening and expect a huge dropoff next weekend.
9:02AM on 07/18/2016
It'll make more than Pacific Rim and cost $55 million less. Yeah...it's getting a sequel.
It'll make more than Pacific Rim and cost $55 million less. Yeah...it's getting a sequel.
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8:55AM on 07/18/2016
They also said an Amazing Spiderman 3 would happen. They released a movie no one asked for,that opened second in the middle of summer blockbuster season and there's a big franchise release that's getting better reviews coming up this weekend. Not to mention china is refusing to release it. This movie is screwed.
They also said an Amazing Spiderman 3 would happen. They released a movie no one asked for,that opened second in the middle of summer blockbuster season and there's a big franchise release that's getting better reviews coming up this weekend. Not to mention china is refusing to release it. This movie is screwed.
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8:54AM on 07/18/2016
There's no surprise that Sony wanted this to be a franchise from the get-go. Whats kind of ridiculous is opening with $46 million dollars ,warrants an immediate sequel.
There's no surprise that Sony wanted this to be a franchise from the get-go. Whats kind of ridiculous is opening with $46 million dollars ,warrants an immediate sequel.
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10:42AM on 07/18/2016
Typical PR talk from Sony...Star Trek will absolutely destroy this movie. I hope this new GB slapstick franchise dies quickly so there could still be hope for the passing of the torch kinda movie.
Typical PR talk from Sony...Star Trek will absolutely destroy this movie. I hope this new GB slapstick franchise dies quickly so there could still be hope for the passing of the torch kinda movie.
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