Well, here’s something I wouldn’t have guessed after Ghostbusters opened to $46 million in the domestic box office and talk of a sequel immediately started. The Hollywood Reporter says the film is tracking to lose over $70 million and plans for sequels are now shifting to the animated spin-offs only. Sony denied the $70 million amount but not the shift in sequel plans, but we’ll get back to that in a moment.
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. (Via)