Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy 25 Years, Ghostbusters

Twenty-five years ago today my favorite movie of all-time was released. Of course I refer to the best, the beautiful, the only, Ghostbusters.

Some facts from the release in June 1984 and after:
  • The film grossed $13.6 million on its opening weekend and $23 million the first week.
  • #1 at the box office for five consecutive weeks.
  • It grossed $229.2 million in 1984, second most that year (damn you, Beverly Hills Cop!).
  • It was rereleased in 1985 and earned another $9.4 million, which surpassed Beverly Hills Cop for box office gross. This withstood the next four years as Ghostbusters finished the 1980s as the top grossing comedy.
  • According to IMDB, Ghostbusters currently ranks as the 55th most successful film EVER (in terms of box office gross, not adjusted for inflation). Including inflation the film jumps to 31st!
Awards and Recognition
A week from tomorrow the next-gen video game hits consoles. Later this summer there are new toys from Mattel. In two or three years we will - finally - be getting a Ghostbusters 3.

Life is good.

Happy 25th anniversary, Ghostbusters.

1 comment:

TOPolk said...

It was a good day yesterday, no? :)