Uproxx: 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)
This is why PC America’s obsession with “equality” and “equal pay” is so stupid. You get paid what you’re worth. And when you make a ripoff movie from the 80’s and expect people to go nuts over it because the main characters no longer have penises, you’re not gonna make much money. This is a perfect example of why the “equal pay gap” is nothing more than a silly myth that rich women like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton use to gain power.
Oh yea, and to make matters worse they’r making a female redo of Oceans 11. It’s called Oceans 8. Very original, I know. And guess who it’s gonna star? Kelly Kapoor, the old lady from “The Bus,” and Rihanna. Yup, Rihanna!!!
Hmmmm. Would I rather watch a movie with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Don Cheedle, Julia Roberts, and a bunch of other stars, or a ripoff version of the movie where the headliner is Rihanna? Tough call.
Look, there’s only one movie you can remake with a female version that would sell – Brokeback Mountain. That’s a movie Turtleboy could get down with.
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