Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $238,632,124Details
International Box Office $53,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $291,632,124
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 8th, 1984 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
October 13th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Sony Pictures
October 20th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Sony Pictures
October 27th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Sony Pictures
August 29th, 2014 (Wide) by Sony Pictures, released as Ghostbusters (30th Anniversary)
Video Release: June 29th, 1999 by Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Ghostbusters
Keywords: Demons, End of the World, Paranormal Investigation, Academics, College, Hauntings, Possessed, Visual Effects, New York
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

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Cast

Bill Murray    Doctor Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd    Doctor Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver    Dana Barrett/Zuul (the Gate Keeper)
Harold Ramis    Dr. Egon Spengler
Rick Moranis    Louis Tully/Vinz Clortho (the Key Master)
Annie Potts    Janine Melnitz
William Atherton    Walter Peck
Ernie Hudson    Winston Zeddemore
David Margulies    Mayor
Reginald VelJohnson    Jail Guard
Ivan Reitman    Zuul/Slimer
Larry King    Himself
Timothy Carhart    Violinist
Steven Tash    Male Student
Jennifer Runyon    Female Student
Slavitza Jovan    Gozer
Michael Ensign    Hotel Manager
Alice Drummond    Librarian
Jordan Charney    Dean Yeager
Timothy Carhart    Violinist
John Rothman    Library Administrator
Tom McDermott    Archbishop
Roger Grimsby    Himself
Joe Franklin    Himself
Casey Kasem    Himself
Norman Matlock    Fire Commissioner
Joe Cirillo    Police Captain
Jose Schmieg    Police Sergeant
Reggie Vel Johnson    Jail Guard
Rhoda Gemignani    Real Estate Woman
Murray Rubin    Man at Elevator
Larry Dilg    Con Edison Man
Danny Stone    Coachman
Patty Dworkin    Woman at Party
Jean Kasem    Tall Woman at Party
Lenny Del Genio    Doorman
Frances E. Nealy    Chambermaid
Sam Moses    Hot Dog Vendor
Christopher Wynkoop    TV Reporter
Winston May    Businessman in Cab
Tommy Hollis    Mayor's Aide
Eda Reiss Merin    Louis's Neighbor
Ric Mancini    Policeman at Apartment
Kathryn Janssen    Mrs. Van Hoffman
Stanley Grover    Reporter
Carol Ann Henry    Reporter
James Hardie    Reporter
Frantz Turner    Reporter
Nancy Kelly    Reporter
Paul Trafas    Ted Fleming
Cheryl Birchfield    Annette Fleming
Ruth Oliver    Library Ghost
Kym Herrin    Dream Ghost

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ivan Reitman
Producer    Ivan Reitman
Screenwriter    Dan Aykroyd
Screenwriter    Harold Ramis
Executive Producer    Bernie Brillstein
Visual Effects Designer    Richard Edlund
Cinematographer    Laszlo Kovacs
Production Designer    John DeCuir
Composer    Elmer Bernstein
Editor    Sheldon Kahn
Editor    David Blewitt
Art Director    John DeCuir
Associate Producer    Joe Medjuck
Associate Producer    Michael C. Gross
Assistant Director    Gary Daigler
Assistant Director    Peter Giuliano
Unit Production Manager    Patrick McCormick
Production Manager    John G. Wilson
Art Director    John Moore
Set Decorator    Marvin March
Set Decorator    Robert Drumheller
Director of Photography    Herb Wagreich
Visual Effects-Art Director    John Bruno
Visual Effects-Optical Supervisor    Mark Vargo
Special Effects Supervisor    Chuck Gaspar
Costume Designer    Theoni V. Aldredge
Costume Supervisor    Bruce Ericksen
Costume Supervisor    Lee Austin
Costume Supervisor    Debra Louis Katz
Sound Mixer    Gene Cantamessa
Re-recording Mixer    Les Fresholtz
Re-recording Mixer    Dick Alexander
Re-recording Mixer    Vern Poore
Sound Editor    Don S. Walden
Sound Editor    William L. Manger
Sound Editor    Michael Redbourn
Sound Editor    Joseph Holsen
Sound Editor    Jim Bullock
Sound Editor    John Colwell
Sound Designer    Richard Beggs
Sound Designer    Tom McCarthy, Jr.
Music Editor    Kathy Durning
Song Writer    Ray Parker, Jr.
Song Writer    Kevin O'Neal
Song Writer    Brian O'Neal
Casting Director    Karen Rea
Additional Casting    Joy Todd
Stunt Coordinator    Bill Couch

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 15 $491,497   784 $627   $239,123,621 11,040
2014/08/30 15 $604,898 +23% 784 $772   $239,728,519 11,041
2014/08/31 15 $660,118 +9% 784 $842   $240,388,637 11,042
2014/09/01 15 $549,411 -17% 784 $701   $240,938,048 11,043
2014/09/02 15 $134,519 -76% 784 $172   $241,072,567 11,044
2014/09/03 14 $116,188 -14% 784 $148   $241,188,755 11,045
2014/09/04 15 $103,785 -11% 784 $132   $241,292,540 11,046
2014/09/05 - $158,715 +53% 708 $224   $241,451,255 11,047
2014/09/06 - $287,330 +81% 708 $406   $241,738,585 11,048
2014/09/07 - $144,537 -50% 708 $204   $241,883,122 11,049
2014/09/08 - $37,181 -74% 708 $53   $241,920,303 11,050
2014/09/09 - $48,494 +30% 708 $68   $241,968,797 11,051
2014/09/10 - $45,507 -6% 708 $64   $242,014,304 11,052
2014/09/11 - $50,132 +10% 708 $71   $242,064,436 11,053
2014/09/12 - $33,571 -33% 178 $189   $242,098,007 11,054
2014/09/13 - $52,602 +57% 178 $296   $242,150,609 11,055
2014/09/14 - $26,183 -50% 178 $147   $242,176,792 11,056
2014/09/15 - $7,981 -70% 178 $45   $242,184,773 11,057
2014/09/16 - $9,437 +18% 178 $53   $242,194,210 11,058
2014/09/17 - $9,484 n/c 178 $53   $242,203,694 11,059
2014/09/18 - $8,773 -7% 178 $49   $242,212,467 11,060

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/06/08 1 $13,612,564   1,339 $10,166   $13,612,564 3
1984/06/15 1 $15,287,030 +12% 1,479 $10,336   $38,302,276 10
1984/06/22 1 $13,353,583 -13% 1,506 $8,867   $61,639,056 17
1984/06/29 1 $11,200,546 -16% 1,464 $7,651   $80,459,158 24
1984/07/06 1 $11,255,224 n/c 1,469 $7,662   $99,770,335 31
1984/07/13 1 $10,021,932 -11% 1,470 $6,818   $115,684,640 38
1984/07/20 1 $8,734,278 -13% 1,468 $5,950   $130,017,036 45
1984/07/27 2 $7,687,282 -12% 1,460 $5,265   $142,693,955 52
1984/08/03 1 $6,529,305 -15% 1,439 $4,537   $152,974,574 59
1984/08/10 2 $5,929,651 -9% 1,423 $4,167   $162,725,586 66
1984/08/17 3 $5,581,794 -6% 1,400 $3,987   $171,667,224 73
1984/08/24 2 $4,875,044 -13% 1,391 $3,505   $179,403,683 80
1984/08/31 2 $6,824,562 +40% 1,368 $4,989   $188,550,041 87
1984/09/07 2 $3,862,069 -43% 1,435 $2,691   $192,977,675 94
1984/09/14 2 $3,268,876 -15% 1,437 $2,275   $196,967,948 101
1984/09/21 3 $2,872,052 -12% 1,389 $2,068   $200,931,851 108
1984/09/28 5 $2,402,131 -16% 1,263 $1,902   $204,108,761 115
1984/10/05 5 $2,282,767 -5% 1,183 $1,930   $206,935,954 122
1984/10/12 5 $1,746,135 -24% 1,107 $1,577   $208,994,111 129
1984/10/19 8 $1,513,820 -13% 890 $1,701   $211,073,728 136
1984/10/26 13 $1,026,018 -32% 753 $1,363   $212,543,273 143
1984/11/02 11 $1,189,173 +16% 780 $1,525   $214,109,334 150
1984/11/09 13 $1,075,979 -10% 375 $2,869   $215,596,868 157
1984/11/16 14 $736,591 -32% 566 $1,301   $216,643,458 164
1984/11/23 13 $884,918 +20% 609 $1,453   $217,831,940 171
1984/11/30 12 $686,433 -22% 510 $1,346   $218,872,755 178
1984/12/07 14 $336,049 -51% 431 $780   $219,339,232 185
1984/12/14 17 $223,221 -34% 329 $678   $219,638,740 192
1984/12/21 19 $285,952 +28% 229 $1,249   $220,095,070 199
1984/12/28 16 $636,153 +122% 217 $2,932   $220,855,498 206
1985/08/30 9 $1,942,457   888 $2,187   $4,997,948 451
1985/09/06 10 $1,145,353 -41% 864 $1,326   $6,329,963 458
2014/08/29 15 $1,756,513   784 $2,240   $240,388,637 11,042
2014/09/05 18 $590,582 -66% 708 $834   $241,883,122 11,049
2014/09/12 39 $112,356 -81% 178 $631   $242,176,792 11,056

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/26/2009427,829 27,829$392,389$392,389526
8/9/200999,311 50,166$162,195$731,873528
9/5/20101212,219 80,888$122,066$1,038,753584
9/12/2010811,771-4% 92,659$117,591$1,156,344585
9/26/2010135,870 99,774$58,637$1,227,417587

Ghostbusters

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