Consumer products success softens Ghostbusters box office woes

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

August 11th 2016 at 10:40AM
UPDATED August 11th 2016 at 6:00PM
Consumer products success softens Ghostbusters box office woes

The reboot has earned $180m at the global box office, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, needs to hit $300m to break-even.

Ghostbusters may be heading for a loss at the box office, but Sony reps are claiming that the success of related consumers products and theme park attractions mean that bottom line projections are way off.

The Ghostbusters reboot has earned $180m at the global box office, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, needs to hit $300m to break-even.

Sony disputes the potential loss, instead claiming that other revenue streams are making up for any box office disappointment. 

"This loss calculation is way off," a Sony representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

"With multiple revenue streams, including consumer products, gaming, location-based entertainment, continued international rollout, and huge third-party promotional partnerships that mitigated costs, the bottom line, even before co-financing, is not remotely close to that number."

While no sequel has been announced, an animated Ghostbusters film is set to hit cinemas in 2019 and an animated TV series, Ghostbusters: Ecto Force, will land on the small screen in early 2018.