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!
- American Film Institute's 28th best comedy of all-time
- IGNs top comedy of all-time
- Entertainment Weekly's funniest movie of the past 25 years
Life is good.
Happy 25th anniversary, Ghostbusters.