Is the “Ghostbusters” reboot getting a sequel despite being beaten by “The Secret Life of Pets”?
After raking in $46 million when it opened over the weekend, some fans might have been wondering if its director, Paul Feig, ever has plans of continuing its success via a new project.
Does its opening weekend performance enough to warrant a sequel?
In an interview with The Wrap, Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer hinted the possibility of a sequel, however, it is still unknown it would be a continuation of the 2016 reboot or a spinoff.
The executive pointed out that “While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen.”
He also noted that “The ‘Ghostbusters’ world is alive and well.”
“I expect ‘Ghostbusters’ to become an important brand and franchise,” he added.
The Universal and Illumination Entertainment animated film reportedly generated $50.5 million during its second weekend since it was released.
Meanwhile, the report noted that the remake of the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” has a number of elements that may have made it a good material for a sequel.
Aside from being an iconic brand, the idea of having four women on the lead – Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon – and the backlash it got because of having them as its lead stars have reportedly gotten all the attention, thus, making it a blockbuster.
According to comScore social media analyst Paul Dergarabedian shared that the movie has proven “the power of the brand, the nostalgia factor and the appeal of the female cast held more sway with audiences than the critical barbs” it received.
So far, there has been no report yet of the four women will be back for the “Ghostbusters” sequel.