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Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $242,212,467Details
International Box Office $53,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $295,212,467
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 $242,212,467
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,425 $53,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 $295,212,467
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 12 $242,212,467
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $53,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 50 $295,212,467
Leggiest Movies 22 15.84

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: 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
Running Time: 107 minutes
Franchise: Ghostbusters
Comparisons: vs. Gremlins
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Possessed, Hauntings, College, Academics, Paranormal Investigation, End of the World, Demons, New York, Supernatural
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (Opening, 3-Day) 69 $1,756,513 Aug 29, 2014 11,042
Labor Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 77 $1,859,711 Aug 29, 2014 11,042
Labor Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 55 $2,305,924 Aug 29, 2014 11,042
Labor Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 57 $2,441,401 Aug 29, 2014 11,042
Biggest Domestic 66th Weekend 1 $1,145,353 Sep 6, 1985 458
Biggest Domestic 65th Weekend 3 $1,942,457 Aug 30, 1985 451
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 20 $636,153 Dec 28, 1984 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 42 $285,952 Dec 21, 1984 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 47 $223,221 Dec 14, 1984 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 39 $336,049 Dec 7, 1984 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 30 $686,433 Nov 30, 1984 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 25 $884,918 Nov 23, 1984 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 37 $736,591 Nov 16, 1984 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 33 $1,075,979 Nov 9, 1984 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 30 $1,189,173 Nov 2, 1984 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 48 $1,026,018 Oct 26, 1984 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 40 $1,513,820 Oct 19, 1984 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 36 $1,746,135 Oct 12, 1984 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 32 $2,282,767 Oct 5, 1984 122
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 222 $5,876,766 Oct 5, 1984 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 36 $2,402,131 Sep 28, 1984 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 33 $2,872,052 Sep 21, 1984 108
Fastest to $200m 168 $200,931,851 Sep 21, 1984 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 31 $3,268,876 Sep 14, 1984 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 26 $3,862,069 Sep 7, 1984 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 5 $6,824,562 Aug 31, 1984 87
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 115 $6,824,562 Aug 31, 1984 87
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 29 $17,569,185 Aug 31, 1984 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 22 $4,875,044 Aug 24, 1984 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 25 $5,581,794 Aug 17, 1984 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 28 $5,929,651 Aug 10, 1984 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 32 $6,529,305 Aug 3, 1984 59
Fastest to $150m 278 $152,974,574 Aug 3, 1984 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 30 $7,687,282 Jul 27, 1984 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 31 $8,734,278 Jul 20, 1984 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 52 $10,021,932 Jul 13, 1984 38
Fastest to $100m 464 $105,662,708 Jul 6, 1984 35
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 71 $11,255,224 Jul 6, 1984 31
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 111 $11,255,224 Jul 6, 1984 31
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 59 $28,975,502 Jul 6, 1984 31
Fastest to $50m 839 $61,639,056 Jun 22, 1984 17

Cast

   Doctor Peter Venkman
   Doctor Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver    Dana Barrett/Zuul (the Gate Keeper)
   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
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   
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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/06/08 1 $23,015,246   1,339 $17,188   $23,015,246 7
1984/06/15 1 $25,270,227 +10% 1,479 $17,086   $48,285,473 14
1984/06/22 1 $20,973,139 -17% 1,506 $13,926   $69,258,612 21
1984/06/29 1 $19,256,499 -8% 1,464 $13,153   $88,515,111 28
1984/07/06 1 $17,147,597 -11% 1,469 $11,673   $105,662,708 35
1984/07/13 1 $15,620,050 -9% 1,470 $10,626   $121,282,758 42
1984/07/20 2 $13,723,915 -12% 1,468 $9,349   $135,006,673 49
1984/07/27 2 $11,438,596 -17% 1,460 $7,835   $146,445,269 56
1984/08/03 1 $10,350,666 -10% 1,439 $7,193   $156,795,935 63
1984/08/10 2 $9,289,495 -10% 1,423 $6,528   $166,085,430 70
1984/08/17 3 $8,443,209 -9% 1,400 $6,031   $174,528,639 77
1984/08/24 2 $7,196,840 -15% 1,391 $5,174   $181,725,479 84
1984/08/31 2 $7,390,127 +3% 1,368 $5,402   $189,115,606 91
1984/09/07 2 $4,583,466 -38% 1,435 $3,194   $193,699,072 98
1984/09/14 1 $4,360,727 -5% 1,437 $3,035   $198,059,799 105
1984/09/21 3 $3,646,831 -16% 1,389 $2,626   $201,706,630 112
1984/09/28 5 $2,946,557 -19% 1,263 $2,333   $204,653,187 119
1984/10/05 6 $2,594,789 -12% 1,183 $2,193   $207,247,976 126
1984/10/12 4 $2,311,932 -11% 1,107 $2,088   $209,559,908 133
1984/10/19 8 $1,957,347 -15% 890 $2,199   $211,517,255 140
1984/10/26 13 $1,402,906 -28% 753 $1,863   $212,920,161 147
1984/11/02 11 $1,600,728 +14% 780 $2,052   $214,520,889 154
1984/11/09 12 $1,385,978 -13% 375 $3,696   $215,906,867 161
1984/11/16 13 $1,040,155 -25% 566 $1,838   $216,947,022 168
1984/11/23 12 $1,239,300 +19% 609 $2,035   $218,186,322 175
1984/11/30 12 $816,861 -34% 510 $1,602   $219,003,183 182
1984/12/07 14 $412,336 -50% 431 $957   $219,415,519 189
1984/12/14 15 $393,599 -5% 329 $1,196   $219,809,118 196
1984/12/21 16 $410,227 +4% 229 $1,791   $220,219,345 203
1985/08/30 11 $2,129,119   888 $2,398   $5,184,610 455
2014/08/29 15 $2,660,416   784 $3,393   $241,292,540 11,046
2014/09/05 19 $771,896 -71% 708 $1,090   $242,064,436 11,053
2014/09/12 40 $148,031 -81% 178 $832   $242,212,467 11,060

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/1/20153012,839 548,807$64,067$4,128,891853
7/3/20161424,153 693,078$120,526$4,849,702888
7/10/2016552,446+117% 745,524$225,481$5,075,183889
7/17/2016539,234-25% 784,758$201,270$5,276,453890
7/24/2016624,560-37% 809,318$119,853$5,396,306891
7/31/2016942,622+74% 851,940$175,176$5,571,483892
8/7/20161235,634-16% 887,574$224,494$5,795,977893
8/14/20161039,986+12% 927,560$245,514$6,041,491894
8/21/20161224,646-38% 952,206$121,505$6,162,996895
9/18/20161316,163 988,274$96,816$6,360,527899
9/25/20161313,375-17% 1,001,649$54,971$6,415,498900
10/9/20161520,080 1,028,397$85,027$6,534,729902
10/16/20161416,282-19% 1,044,679$82,325$6,617,054903
10/23/20162317,046+5% 1,061,725$87,154$6,704,209904
10/30/20161525,364+49% 1,087,089$110,392$6,814,601905
11/6/20162113,560-47% 1,100,649$74,846$6,889,446906

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
9/5/20101211,921 83,978$119,090$1,069,622584
9/12/2010811,390-4% 95,368$113,787$1,183,409585
9/26/2010135,788 102,400$57,826$1,253,663587
7/31/2016205,891 269,714$135,260$3,344,474892

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