'Ghostbusters' Latest News & Updates: Sony Needed $300 Million To Break Even; A Sequel Is Not Likely To Happen
Never ever underestimate the power of online fans. Because of the healthy noise that they have created, the film "Ghostbusters" has been controversial. It was controversial simply for the fact that expectations were not met.
According to a recent report by CinemaBlend, the controversy that "Ghostbusters" has faced made the possibility of the creation of a sequel seem debatable. The release of "Ghostbusters" last summer drew critical response from the fans because it was not the kind of reboot that they have anticipated.
Despite this, Screen Crush reported that Ivan Reitman, the producer of the reboot and the director of the original "Ghostbusters" film released in 1984, still take confidence of his work. Apparently, director Ivan Reitman did not mind if "Ghostbusters" is hitting box office or not.
Reports suggest that director Ivan Reitman still have plans of creating more "Ghostbusters" films. In the director's words, "There is going to be many other Ghostbusters movies, they are just in development right now." The optimism of the director is commendable but Sony is saying otherwise.
Sony's plans are in opposition to the director's statement. Sony is reported to have a new television series and a "Ghostbusters" animated film on the works. The shift of focus of Sony may have been caused by the earnings of the last "Ghostbusters" which did not seem to be very pleasant.
Rumours are circulating that Sony needed $300 million to break even. The last "Ghostbusters" earned about $229 million worldwide. The budget for the film was around $144 million.
With the given numbers, a sequel for "Ghostbusters" is not likely to hit the theaters anytime soon. Should director Ivan Reitman really push for the creation of more "Ghostbusters" movies, it will surely be put on negotiation table with Sony.
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