Looks like this one got slimed bad.
It’s no secret that Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was quite the controversial topic in the past few months, with its debut trailer currently holding the record for most disliked movie trailer ever. That harsh critique may have led to the reboot’s sequel likely being put on ice by Sony since Ghostbusters is estimated to fall $300 million short of breaking even, meaning the project may cause Sony to lose around $70 million. Ouch.
The Hollywood Reporter claims the movie has made just under $180 million at the global box office, $117 million of that being domestic. Ghostbusters is yet to open in a few countries like France, Japan and Mexico, yet experts claim the movie will struggle to reel in $225 million despite its $144 million production budget including marketing.
Merely a month ago, when the reboot just hit theaters, Sony stated that a sequel would undoubtedly come sooner rather than later. Now that the numbers are in, however, professionals doubt that Sony will lose even more money by developing a doomed sequel.
Sources do claim that the studio is very proud of Feig’s work and that they have many ideas for the future of Ghostbusters. One of those ideas includes the Sony Pictures Animation television series titled Ghostbusters: Ecto Force. It’s unsure what the future of Ghostbusters holds at the moment, but despite it causing Sony to lose a lot of money, this likely won’t be the last we’ve seen of Ghostbusters, on the big screen or otherwise.
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