This pretty much bums me out. When Ghostbusters first released, Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony, was sure of a Ghostbusters sequel: “While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen,” said Bruer. However, now, they are changing their tune and have said that a sequel is very unlikely. Ill miss you Holtzmann, you were amazing.
According to box office receipts, the film is expected to fall $70 million short of profitability. According to many reports, Ghostbusters has earned a little more than $180 million worldwide and $117 million domestically. Though its production budget was $144 million, the film would have to earn $300 million to break even because of its advertising costs. Sony is quick to defend the movie stating,
“This loss calculation is way off,” a Sony rep told The Hollywood Reporter. “With multiple revenue streams, including consumer products, gaming, location-based entertainment, continued international rollout, and huge third-party promotional partnerships that mitigated costs, the bottom line, even before co-financing, is not remotely close to that number.”
Yet, Sony has not commented on a Sequel since the initial premiere back in July which is concerning to fans who loved the reboot.
“We’re very proud of the bold movie Paul Feig made, which critics and audiences loved,” said a studio rep. “It has enlivened a 30-year-old brand and put it into the modern zeitgeist. As a result, we have many ideas in the works to further exploit the Ghostbusters universe.”
The new Ghostbusters movie didn’t deserve all the hate it got and worse the fact that people refused to see or used the fact that it wasn’t exactly on par with the original to hate it maliciously – now can use it as an excuse to delay even further to have female led movies in the future. And that sucks.