20 July 2016
Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig has had less than a stellar performance at the box office as it only garnered 46 million dollars on its opening weekend.
In spite of it’s less than stellar earnings and mixed reviews, however, Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony, told The Wrap, an entrainment news website that the Ghostbusters franchise is now “alive and well” thanks in part to the reboot and may well see a sequel.
Rory hinted it was still very much unclear if it would be a continuation of the 2016 reboot or a spinoff.
As of July 18, 2016, Ghostbusters had grossed 50.9 million dollars in North America and 18.1 million dollars in other territories for a worldwide total of 69 million dollars, against a production budget of $144 million.
On review the popular review site, Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 73 per cent, based on 244 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10.
On Metacritic, the film has a score of 60 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale.
The film which is a deviation from the original franchise stared Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig.
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