‘Ghostbusters’ Tanked and Probably Won’t Get a Sequel

Top Sony executives were shocked to discover again, for the 9 millionth time, that you can’t just make a shitty movie built out of an existing franchise and expect people to throw their hard-earned cash at it.

And look, that they made the Ghostbusters women wasn’t what made this movie bad. It was the writing. The villain in the remake was so flimsy you could slice it with the stack of ones this movie brought in. This made the whole movie feel pointless. If I wanted to watch a whole two hours of s**t that felt like it didn’t matter, I could have just put on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in the comfort of my own basement, thank you very much.

Before Ghostbusters even opened and lost a ton of money, Sony was talking about how it was gonna be a smash hit and a sequel was definitely gonna happen. How much has it lost exactly? How badly has this movie flopped? Take a look at these numbers from The Hollywood Reporter:

That was the studio’s last public mention of a sequel. As of Aug. 7, Ghostbusters had earned just under $180 million at the global box office, including $117 million domestic. The film still hasn’t opened in a few markets, including France, Japan and Mexico, but box-office experts say it will have trouble getting to $225 million despite a hefty net production budget of $144 million plus a big marketing spend. The studio has said break-even would be $300 million.

Based off losing over a hundred million dollars and a pile of toys that won’t sell, Sony says they still want to do some animated Ghostbusters s**t for tv and film. Get ready for 9 seasons of Sony kicking a dead horse, kids.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments