Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) is a movie directed and co-written by Paul Feig that restarts the franchise with an origin story featuring a team of female Ghostbusters. It released on July 15, 2016.  
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- Columbia Pictures
- In association with LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures
- An Ivan Reitman/Pascal Pictures Production
- Paul Feig
- Dan Aykroyd
- Michele Imperato Stabile 
- Paul Feig
- Jessie Henderson
- Tom Pollock
- Joe Medjuck
- Ali Bell
- Ben Waisbren
All Characters are listed as they first appear in the film
- Erin Gilbert (portrayed by Kristen Wiig)
- Abby Yates (portrayed by Melissa McCarthy)
- Jillian Holtzmann (portrayed by Kate McKinnon)  
- Patty Tolan (portrayed by Leslie Jones) 
- Rowan North (portrayed by Neil Casey)
- Kevin Beckman (portrayed by Chris Hemsworth)
- Tour Guide Garrett (portrayed by Zach Woods)
- Ed Mulgrave Jr. (portrayed by Ed Begley Jr.)
- Dean Harold Filmore (portrayed by Charles Dance)
- Bennie (portrayed by Karan Soni)
- Dean Thomas Shanks (portrayed by Steve Higgins)
- Rental Agent (portrayed by Katie Dippold)
- Graffiti Artist (portrayed by Nate Corddry)
- P.K.E. Meter
- Sony 4K Camcorder
- Hyper-Ionization Device
- Streamlight E-Spot Firebox Flashlight Lantern
- Proton Box
- Aldridge Mansion Museum
- Columbia University
- Kenneth P. Higgins Institute
- Mercado Hotel
- Seward Street Subway Station
- Ghostbusters' First Headquarters
- Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food
Known Movie Scripts
- Title Unknown - 2014 (Paul Feig and Katie Dippold collaboration)
On August 2, 2014, it was reported Paul Feig was Sony Pictures' first choice for the the director. Allegedly, the film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters.  The script would be reportedly written from scratch.  No formal negotiations have took place yet.
On September 2, 2014, Ivan Reitman confirmed he met with Feig. Reitman said he would still be producing the new movie. 
On October 8, 2014, Paul Feig tweeted he was officially the director and would co-write with Katie Dippold.  Sony confirmed through Twitter as well.  Feig tweeted it was official and he would be the director and co-write with past collaborator Katie Dippold. He reiterated female Ghostbusters would be involved.  In an interview later in the day, Feig revealed he was contacted by Sony and Ivan Reitman a number of months ago (from March 31 to May 31, 2014) when he was in Budapest shooting his new movie "Spy". When he returned to the States, Feig had lunch with Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. Over the next few days, he thought of an all female cast and setting the story in the present where the existence of ghosts aren't credible. The movie would be a restart and an origin story. When asked on the connection to the two movies, Feig said there will be nods and cameos in some part but currently 'everything is up for grabs'. At San Diego Comic Con, in July, Feig and his producing partner Jessie Henderson met with Katie Dippold and talked Ghostbusters. Currently, there is a rough rough outline - 'what the basic characters to do', 'the world' and 'what the rules of the world are'. 
On December 10, 2014, Rebel Wilson confirmed she had a meeting with Feig but would consider a role after seeing the finished script. 
On December 11, 2014, Jennifer Lawrence admitted she had dinner with Feig but it is unclear if it was a social engagement, general meeting, or for Ghostbusters specifically. Lawrence seemed to imply she wasn't up for a role, "I had dinner with him... I will never cross streams." 
On December 12, 2014, in light of the Sony hacking incident, some alleged discussions about Ghostbusters were revealed. David Steinberg, the head of the Sony's legal department, allegedly discussed "aggressive litigation" strategy against Bill Murray and alternatives, such as seeking someone else, with general counsel Leah Weil. In an October 8, 2013 email between Ivan Reitman and co-chair Amy Pascal, they are looking for a 'clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all the assets and everything that is great about the original franchise' and listed Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan as actors who have already expressed interest in a role. 
On January 9, 2015, Melissa McCarthy was said to be in early talks but her busy schedule could prevent her from taking on a role. Jillian Bell and Cecily Strong were also reported to be meeting with Paul Feig soon. Shooting for the movie is supposedly set for June 2015. 
On January 15, 2015, Feig confirmed the story would take place in New York and there will be "fun nods to the old movie." 
On January 27, 2015, it was reported in Melissa McCarthy signed on and Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in negotiations with Sony.   Sony Pictures released a tentative release date of July 22, 2016. 
On February 17, 2015, Dan Aykroyd confirmed he was an Executive Producer on the film. 
On February 18, 2015, Dan Aykroyd, while on Unmasked with Ron Bennington on Sirius XM, revealed he would be making contributions to the script. 
On March 9, 2015, it was reported the movie would be part of a shared universe continuity that would lead up to a team up movie like "Marvel's The Avengers." 
On April 20, 2015, it was reported the budget under the Tom Rothman era was cut from Amy Pascal's original $169 million to $154 million. Allegedly, Paul Feig made adjustments to the script to cut costs, Melissa McCarthy is being paid $14 million, and Feig just north of $10 million. 
On June 5, 2015, Dan Aykroyd, while at the American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award ceremony the previous night, revealed he read a script for the movie. 
On June 29, 2015, Paul Feig posted a photo of the Ghostbusters' uniforms. 
On June 30, 2015, Paul Feig posted a photo of a Proton Pack. 
On July 4, 2015, Paul Feig provided photos and measurements of a Particle Thrower. 
On July 5, 2015, Paul Feig provided a photo and measurements of a Proton Pack. 
On July 6, 2015, it was reported Michael K. Williams was in talks to join the supporting cast.  It was also reported Andy Garcia was cast as the Mayor of New York, Matt Walsh as Rourke, anchor Pat Kiernan as himself, and Williams' character was named Hawkins.  Paul Feig posted a photo of a Proton Pack with parts labeled. 
On July 10, 2015, Paul Feig tweeted the four Ghostbusters in their jumpsuits and wearing their Proton Packs in front of the new Ecto-1. 
On July 14, 2015, it was rumored Dan Aykroyd will have a cameo in the movie as a taxi cab driver who says the iconic "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" credo to Kristen Wiig's character and she points out he said a double negative. The scene was allegedly filmed on the night of July 13.  It was reported Dan Aykroyd confirmed as much on his Facebook account saying "ON SET OF GHOSTBUSTERS SHOOTING MY SCENE WITH THE FUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL KRISTEN WIIG. LADY GB'S are adorable, beautiful,..." but the post was since removed.  
On July 29, 2015, in an interview, Paul Feig stated there will "eerie, pants-shitting ghosts as the anchor of the film" and little CGI as possible will be used. The tone of the movie will be a "realistic workplace-comedy vibe." An anecdote reveals he "spent seven hours sampling colors with Popsicle sticks and hollering orders to a crew of slime day-laborers who firehosed batches out of custom nozzles, sprayers, and pumps—all in an effort to test out spectral "dispersal patterns." His top three slimes moved on to a screen test, where they were dumped on heads and flung against walls while he rolled tape. The result is one secret formula ("tapioca flour!" is all he'll offer) but a variety of thicknesses." 
On July 31, 2015, Luci Romberg confirmed she will be Melissa McCarthy's stunt double. It is her fourth time doubling for McCarthy. 
On August 5, 2015, on a list of films planned through 2019, Sony revealed the release date for Ghostbusters was moved up one week to July 15. 
On August 8, 2015, it was rumored Bill Murray arrived late this week in Boston to reportedly film a role. 
On August 21, 2015, at 2:26 pm, Chris Hemsworth tweeted he finished filming his parts in the movie. 
On August 31, 2015, Bill Murray admitted Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy's involvement in the film and Paul Feig had influence on him to appear in the movie. It was a decision that ate at him for years. He also wanted to make sure it was known he approved of the movie and appearing on it would cement that. 
On October 7, 2015, in an interview, Rick Moranis confirmed he declined an offer to cameo in the movie citing he's 'very picky' and didn't see much sense in 'one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago.' 
On November 5, 2015, it was reported some easter eggs and callbacks included Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and P.K.E. Meters. 
On November 12, 2015, a logline for the movie was reported. It read, "With paranormal activity on the rise, a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend, the friend’s business partner, and an MTA employee join forces to bust ghosts and save New York." 
On December 9, 2015, it was reported Charles Dance has a role in the movie. 
On January 11, 2016, during an appearance on Hollywood Today Live, Annie Potts remained cryptic about a possible cameo in the movie. Potts only said, "That could be true."  Charles Dance commented his character is a straight man to the Ghostbusters and neither a hero nor villain - the character "just doesn't understand and appreciate the whole Ghostbusting thing. He is English as well." 
On February 23, 2016, Ernie Hudson confirmed he has a cameo in the movie as well as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. The cameos are in different points in the movie. 
On February 25, 2016, Michael K. Williams confirmed he plays a FBI agent working for the Mayor of New York City. He is tasked with helping to cover up paranormal activity as a 'flash in the sky.' He confirmed doing a scene with Slimer. 
On March 5, 2016, Andrew Shaffer confirmed the Higgins Science Institute will be explored in the movie. 
On March 9, 2016, it was reported during the trailer screening, Paul Feig confirmed a scheduling conflict was the reason Jennifer Lawrence was briefly considered for the cast - the shooting schedule of the movie and the shooting schedule of X-Men: Apocalypse. 
On April 11, 2016, Adam Ray announced he is the voice of Slimer. 
On May 5, 2016, Paul Feig appeared on an episode of Yes Have Some Podcast. He confirmed Harold Ramis' daughter, son, and grandson will have cameos in the movie. 
On July 9, 2016, it was reported from the live cast of the movie premiere that Robin Shelby provided the voice of Slimette. 
The codename for the movie is Flapjack.  Principal photography started on June 18, 2015 in Boston and ended on September 19, 2015 in New York City.
On January 15, 2015, Feig confirmed filming would take place in New York. 
On February 13, 2015, it was reported pre-production was already underway and a good part of the movie would be filmed in Boston. Filming would start in the spring. 
On March 5, 2015, it was reported some filming would take place in Boston and sets were already in the process of being constructed. 
On March 17, 2015, in an interview, Fieg revealed interiors will be filmed in Boston and a number of exteriors will be filmed in New York. 
On May 6, 2015, it was reported shooting was scheduled to start in the "coming days" and Paul Feig was already in Boston prepping to start. 
On June 16, 2015, it was reported filming in Boston would start during the week. A section of the financial district will be closed for three nights while filming an "epic ghost invasion of Manhattan." Slimer will allegedly appear. Cameos by Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray are still in the air. 
On June 17, 2015, Paul Feig posted a tweet and implied filming would start on Thursday June 18. 
Filming started on June 18, 2015 and is set to end in mid-September 2015. 
There will be filming at the former Everett High School at 538 to 548 Broadway from:
- June 18 to 19
- June 22 to 23
Part of the Broadway Plaza in Malden, Massachusetts will be used for talent and production trailers and staff parking from June 17 to June 23.
Prep and wrap days at Broadway from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 7 am to 7 pm on:
- June 4 to 5
- June 8 to 12
- June 15 to 17
- June 24 to 26
Shoot days will take place at:
- Broadway from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 5 am to 9 pm on
- June 18 to June 19
- June 22 to June 23
- Linden Street from Maple Avenue to Pleasant Street 5 am to 9 pm on
- June 18 to June 19
- June 22 to June 23
- Pleasant Street from Broadway to Private Alley 5 am to 9 pm on
- June 18 to June 19
- June 22 to June 23
On the shoot days June 18 to 19 and June 22 to 23, Linden Street traffic becomes one way traffic towards Hancock Street. There is some traffic control on Broadway on June 18. Everett Police Department officers will be present on shoot days.
From about July 7 to July 10, a building at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, Boston, MA 02111 was dressed as a Chinese restaurant.
On July 11, filming moved to High Street, between Oliver Street and Franklin Street. 
Leased in June to Columbia and as early as July 27, a crew built a set on a runway left over from SouthField's previous life as the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. An old 32,000-square-foot aircraft hangar will also be used. It will be used for a green-screen stage and special effects photography during Boston filming. 
On August 14, 2015, The Castle at Boston University was dressed as the "Historic Aldridge Mansion Museum" for filming on August 17. 
On August 26, 2015, filming took place at the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park from Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28. 
On June 18, 2015, set photos from Boston began emerging of Kristen Wiig going to the former Everett High School dressed as Bronx Kuyper Middle School. The school's exterior was draped with banners that read "Higgs Science Institute." A taxicab dressed as a New York City taxi cab was seen. Wiig walked past two people brawling. Paul Feig was also seen. Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon were also seen in filming in costume.    
On June 20, 2015, amateur footage published on June 19 recorded exterior filming of Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon's characters hailing a cab and Kristen Wiig's character sends them off with a short line.  
On June 30, 2015, Melissa McCarthy was seen in a jumpsuit and Kristen Wiig was wearing a Proton Pack in civies. 
On July 7, 2015, the new Ecto-1 was spotting at a building at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, Boston, MA 02111. It was dressed as a Chinese restaurant. 
On July 8, 2015, filming continued at the Chinatown set.  Leslie Jones was sighted filming.  Along with Ghostbusters branded motorcycles.  Amateur footage was taken of Kate McKinnon driving the Ecto-1. One of her punking Kristen Wiig and another picking up Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones.     Also seen on set were Honda motorcycles with the license plate "Ecto-2"  
On July 9, 2015, all four actors were seen in jumpsuits. 
On July 10, 2015, a blond stuntman in a jumpsuit appeared to be possessed by a ghost and drove off on the Ecto-2 bike. Kate McKinnon's stunt double was seen dangled out the window of headquarters and saved by Leslie Jones after Melissa McCarthy fails to hold on. Ecto-1 soon leaves headquarters. In another scene, Michael K Williams and Matt Walsh arrive in black suits from a black SUV and take the Ghostbusters with them after they finish talking to police officers. 
On July 15, 2015, a set piece resembling New York's 50 Street subway stop with a green screen was spotted in Somerville's Union Square.  Filming was scheduled at Batterymarch Street and Milk Street from 7 pm to 5 am.  
On August 6, 2015, it was reported Ozzy Osburne was at Boston's Citi Wang Theatre, portraying the frontman of a metal band in the "Rock Revenge Fest featuring Ozzy Osbourne" as part of a "12 Hour Marathon of Metal." On July 27 to 31, the Citi Wang Theatre was dressed as the Stonebrook Theatre. 
On August 17, 2015, photos of Chris Hemsworth in a jumpsuit riding an Ecto-2 was taken. 
On August 26, 2015, filming took place at the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park from Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28. Location manager Charlie Harrington hinted it is a major location in the movie and the Ghostbusters go there on a call to bust a ghost. Sigourney Weaver was rumored to be involved in the scenes being filmed. 
On September 15, 2015, filming started at the Stonehurst estate in Waltham. 
On July 15, 2016, Luci Romberg posted a photo of her with McCarthy doing splits on the Times Square set surrounded by the actors portraying the ghosts. 
On September 12, 2015, the Ecto-1 cars and Ecto-2 were seen on Chambers Street between Church and Broadway. Kristen Wiig was seen driving Ecto-1. Filming also took place in Midtown over the weekend.   Ecto-1 was seen in front of the Surrogate's Court at 31 Chambers Street. 
On September 13, 2015, before 9:30 am, the Ecto-1 was seen south of Central Park by P.J. Carney's on 7th Avenue between W 58th Street and W 57th Street.  A few minutes later, it was seen on West 58th Street, passing the intersection with 8th Avenue. 
On September 15, 2015, Ecto-1 was seen in Morningside Heights by Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall at 2920 Broadway. 
On September 19, 2015, at 1:26 pm, Paul Feig tweeted principal photography had wrapped. He posted a photo by the firehouse used in the New York shoots of the original movies.  It was reported Ernie Hudson appeared on set to shoot his cameo. 
On September 9, 2015, Paul Feig hinted a teaser should be released by the end of the year. 
On October 28, 2015, in an interview, it was noted Ivan Reitman was going to see a cut of the movie sometime within the next two weeks. 
On November 4, 2015, in an interview, Paul Feig confirmed he finished his first edit of the movie on Monday. From a prior interview conducted during filming in Boston, there were New York hotel lobby and subway sets. Much of the film was shot with practical effects but there will be some CGI. Chris Gethard shot at least scene but it might not make the final cut. Gethard's character was punched by a Ghostbuster. Feig confirms he shot in digital because he needed the long takes and during filming, he sent by "French hours" or 10 hour days with no lunch. 
On March 7, 2016, Paul Feig revealed the movie is still in editing and post but he is just getting ready to test screen a version. 
On May 2, 2016, it was reported a scheduled day-and-a-half of reshoots in downtown Los Angeles concluded in the morning. 
On May 3, 2016, Melissa McCarthy was seen at the downtown LA set on May 1 sporting a protective vest, leg pads and pink elbow pads over a purple tunic and harem pants.  McCarthy was seen on a rig with a Proton Pack and being flown through mid-air. Kristen Wiig was also sighted Monday. 
On May 4, 2016, Paul Feig worked on editing. 
On May 12, 2016, it was reported Sigourney Weaver's cameo was removed from a previous edit and was then put back in the final cut. She was initially cut due to the scene not being essential to the story. There allegedly have been a lot of recuts, editing, different edits, re-edits and story alterations in recent weeks. One scene involving a musical number was cut because it wasn't working out. 
On May 22, 2016, Paul Feig tweeted two screenings of the movie were conducted for the day. 
On May 24, 2016, Kristen Wiig did an ADR session. 
On May 29, 2016, Dan Akyroyd saw a test screening of the movie. 
On June 23, 2016, Paul Feig mentioned he was involved in press screenings all week. 
On July 5, 2016, Paul Feig, in an interview, noted the run time of the first cut was 4 hours and 15 minutes. 
On July 6, 2016, Patton Oswalt confirmed he saw an early screening of the movie and there is a post-credits scene. 
On February 2, 2016, Paul Feig announced the first full trailer will release at the end of the month. 
On February 13, 2016, Sony Pictures released a 28 second teaser trailer reciting "Who Ya Gonna Call?" amid footage of police and national guard gathering in New York City. The full trailer was stated to be set for release on March 3. 
On March 2, 2016, Paul Feig revealed the trailer will be posted at 6 am PST/9 am EST/1400 GMT. 
For full coverage of trailers for the film, see Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Trailers article.
For full coverage of promotion and advertising for the film, see Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Advertising article.
For full coverage of tie-in promotion and advertising for the film, see Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Tie-In Advertising article.
|Movie Title||Territory||Country||Language||Release Date|
|North America||Canada||English/French||July 15, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||North America||United States||English||July 15, 2016|
|Cazafantasmas||Latin America||Argentina||Spanish||July 14, 2016|
|Los Cazafantasmas||Latin America||Bolivia||Spanish|
|Caça-Fantasmas||Latin America||Brazil||Portuguese||July 14, 2016|
|Cazafantasmas||Latin America||Colombia||Spanish||July 14, 2016|
|Cazafantasmas||Latin America||Ecuador||Spanish||July 15, 2016|
|Cazafantasmas||Latin America||Venezuela||Spanish||July 22, 2016|
|August 10, 2016|
|KROTITELE DUCHŮ||Europe||Czech Republic||Czech||July 28, 2016|
|Istjerivači duhova||Europe||Croatia||Croatian||July 28, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Danmark||English||July 14, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Germany||German||July 28, 2016|
(Noted translation "Tondipüüdjad")
(Text on page is in Estonian)
|July 29, 2016|
|CAZAFANTASMAS||Europe||Spain||Spanish||August 12, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Greece||Greek||July 28, 2016|
|SOS Fantômes||Europe||France||French||August 10, 2016|
Охотники за привидениями
|July 29, 2016|
|VAIDUOKLIŲ MEDŽIOTOJAI||Europe||Lithuania||Lithuanian||July 29, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Netherlands||Dutch||July 14, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Norway||English||July 22, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Austria||German||July 28, 2016|
|Ghostbusters - Pogromcy duchów||Europe||Poland||Polish||July 15, 2016|
|Vânătorii de fantome||Europe||Romania||Romanian|
|Охотники за привидениями||Europe||Russia||Russian||July 28, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Switzerland||English||July 28, 2016|
|Krotitelia duchov||Europe||Slovakia||Slovak||July 28, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Finland||Finnish||July 22, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Europe||Sweden||Swedish||July 22, 2016|
|Ghostbusters: Hayalet Avcıları||Europe||Turkey||Turkish||July 29, 2016|
|МИСЛИВЦІ НА ПРИВИДІВ|
ОХОТНИКИ ЗА ПРИВИДЕНИЯМИ. Трейлер
|July 28, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Asia Pacific||Australia||English||July 14, 2016|
|ក្រុមកម្ចាត់ខ្មោច||Asia Pacific||Cambodia||Khmer||July 28, 2016|
|捉鬼敢死隊||Asia Pacific||Hong Kong||Chinese||July 21, 2016|
|ゴーストバスターズ||Asia Pacific||Japan||Japanese||August 19, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Asia Pacific||Malaysia||English||July 14, 2016|
|Ghostbusters||Asia Pacific||New Zealand||English|
|Ghostbusters||Asia Pacific||Singapore||English||July 14, 2016|
|고스트버스터즈||Asia Pacific||South Korea||Korean|
|魔鬼剋星 (妖魔鬼怪塊陶啊)||Asia Pacific||Taiwan||Standard Chinese (Traditional Chinese)||July 15, 2016|
|Biệt Đội Săn Ma||Asia Pacific||Vietnam||Vietnamese||July 15, 2016|
(United Arab Emirates)
|Arabic||July 14, 2016|
|מכסחות השדים||Middle East|
|Israel||Hebrew||July 28, 2016|
|South Africa||English||July 15, 2016|
On July 13, 2016, it was reported Ghostbusters would not be screened in China because "it's not really that attractive to Chinese audiences" and "Most of the Chinese audience didn't see the first and second movies, so they don't think there's much market for it." It was speculated the reason was because of one of China's official censorship guidelines that technically prohibits movies that "promote cults or superstition." 
On July 15, 2016, it was reported the movie cost $144 million to make and $140 million was spent on marketing. 
On July 20, 2016, it was reported a Sony representative denied the $144 million budget - claiming it was absolutely wrong and completely overinflated. 
On June 23, 2016, it was reported the movie was tracking to earn $40-$50 million on its debut weekend. 
On July 15, 2016, it was reported the Thursday opening garnered $3.4 million. 
On July 16, 2016, it was reported the movie would earn $46.5 million in the opening weekend. Friday earnings were $17.2 million. It was also reported Sony's recent estimates had been in the $38-40 million range while rivals estimated it would be between $45-50 million. 
On July 20, 2016, it was reported on comments from Sony during box-office press calls on Sunday morning. Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, commented, "We have successfully restarted an important brand." It was also reported Sony insiders claim the break even amount is $300 million instead of the reported $375 million to $400 million figures. Ghostbusters garnered first place in the U.K. with $6.1 million and in Australia with $3.7 million. 
On July 25, 2016, it was reported the movie earned $21.6 million in its second weekend and its total U.S. take was $86.8 million. Combined with overseas, the current total is reportedly $122 million. 
On August 10, 2016, it was reported Sony was taking a $70 million loss with a total domestic gross of $117 million and total gross of $180 million, with foreign markets added, as of August 7. A Sony representative did dispute the loss calculation saying "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 the number" being reported. 
Mattel will offer blind bag figures, a board game, collectible figures, and an Ecto-1. In each blind bag figure pack there will be a piece of a particular character. If a consumer buys all four figures, they can assemble a separate ghost. The figures will be made to fit in the Ecto-1. LEGO is involved, Funko will do figures through their Pop! Vinyl line and Rubie's is making costumes. 
On January 6, 2016, Paul Feig also confirmed Diamond Select in addition to Mattel and Funko and estimated over 20 figures in all styles and sizes.  The action figures have been in production for months. 
On January 7, 2016, Paul Feig posted a photo of Mattel's 6" prototype action figures of Abby, Erin, Jillian, and Patty. 
On February 1, 2016, Retail Merchandiser magazine previewed some of the merchandise, including the Mattel action figures set for release in July, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing's book tie-ins, the Proton Pack and Wand kit, and the Ghosts from our Past book. New products mentioned are Hybrid and Fab NY adapting scenes from the movie into T-shirts and backpacks, high end replica Proton Packs for adult collectors, and NKOK making an RC car recreating a scene from the movie.  
On February 5, 2016, the LEGO set was previewed. It will be available July 1 for $59.99. 
On February 12, 2016, FUNKO figures of the four Ghostbusters, Kevin, the Icon Ghost, and an unnamed ghost were previewed at Toy Fair 2016. They are set for release in May. 
On February 14, 2016, photos of Mattel's 6" inch figures were posted including the four Ghostbusters, Rowan's Ghost, and a red demonic entity. 
On February 15, 2016, photos of Mattel's children's Proton Pack, the red demonic entity is named Mayhem, Slimer, and a look at Ecto Minis packs.  "Pixel Dan" Eardley posted a 2 minute 10 second video of a Mattel representative talking about merchandise at the Toy Fair 2016. If you collect all 4 6" Ghostbusters, you can build Rowan, the new bad guy in the movie. The toy particle thrower has a compartment for the mini figures. It can project an image of the figure onto walls. The three pack of Ecto Minis comes with one exclusive figure. But they can also be bought in blind bags. 
On April 7, 2016, it was reported the FUNKO press release released on April 6 indicated Rowan is "a convicted murderer who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm. This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts." 
On May 16, 2016, it was reported a soundtrack would release on July 8, 2016. 
On June 8, 2016, it was reported Ghostbusters Story Pack #71242 of the Lego Dimensions video game will star Abby Yates and the rest of the team in 6 levels reliving the movie. The LEGO Toy Pad can be customized with the Zhu's Chinese Restaurant gateway build and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena. 
On June 21, 2016, Playmobil announced they will release a toy line based on the movie and posted a short teaser video that features an animated Ghostbuster capturing the Playmobil logo. 
On July 22, 2016, Mattel reported strong early sales for its line of toys based on the movie from both boys and girls. The sales figures at the top retailers in the country have exceeded expectations. Action figures, character mini-figures, the Ecto-1, and the Proton Pack are all selling well. 
For a list of merchandise, see Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Merchandise Wave article.
On June 2, 2016, RCA released an announcement about the movie soundtrack. The "Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" will be for sale on July 15 through RCA Records. Elle King's single "Good Girls" will be available on June 3 from all digital providers. "Good Girls" was written by Elle King and Dave Bassett and produced by Bassett. Other artists on the soundtrack include G-Eazy ft. Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, WALK THE MOON, Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott, and Wolf Alice.  The movie score will release on July 8. 
On "Conan" season 5 episode 112, originally aired on July 8, 2015, there was a skit called "Wolverine Auditions" that centered on the search to find the next actor to portray Wolverine after Hugh Jackman retires from the role. At the 2:10 to 2:30 mark, actor-comedian Kristen Schaal shows up covered in green Ectoplasm and dressed in a homemade suit wearing a homemade Proton Pack to audition for Ghostbusters. 
Home Entertainment Releases
On August 30, 2016, Sony announced the digital release is September 27 and the physical release of the 4K Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray will be on October 11.  Extended cut is 133 minutes and theatrical is 116. There will be "more than 60 minutes of additional extended and alternate scenes with the Ultraviolet download." Blu-ray and 4k front covers and special features listing also included.  The first deleted scene was previewed, introducing Erin's sort-of-boyfriend Phil portrayed by Justin Kirk. 
For full coverage of news and information on Home Entertainment Releases, please see Ghostbusters (2016) Blu-Ray
On August 9, 2016, it was reported FX bought the rights to broadcast Ghostbusters. 
On July 17, 2016, Sony's president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer commented on a sequel saying, "While nothing has been officially announced yet, there's no doubt in my mind it will happen." 
On July 18, 2016, in an interview, Ivan Reitman confirmed all the repercussions of the movie have been discussed included the end credit teaser.  In an interview, Feig confirmed he had a story in mind, he would be open to do a sequel, and hinted "I might go to some other places too." 
On July 20, 2016, in an interview, Katie Dippold was asked if she talked about sequel yet. She answered, "I am being real careful. There are directions that I think would be really fun to go in, but I can't even allow myself to think like that… I just can't let myself think that far ahead. I just hope people can enjoy this. Just stop there and then see." 
- Paul Feig first met with Katie Dippold about the movie at San Diego Comic Con 2014 near the Guardians of the Galaxy space-pod in the Marvel section. 
- Feig and Dippold starting writing the script in October 2014. They disconnected from their Internet and also kept up the Halloween decorations after the holiday to enhance the mood. 
- Paul Feig wanted to do a reboot instead of a sequel in part because he didn't want the new team to be handed the technology and be taught how to use them. He wanted to see it developed from the start. 
- Feig came close to setting the movie in Boston instead of New York City but ultimately decided against it because he thought Ghostbusters was such a 'New York story.' 
- The first cut of the movie was 4 hours and 15 minutes. The theatrical cut ended up being 1 hour and 56 minutes. The extended cut on the home entertainment release is 2 hours and 13 minutes. 
- There was about 1600 visual effects shots total. 
- Six effects houses worked on the movie. 
- Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI)
- Worked on: Ghosts of Times Square Past, Slimer, and Proton Pack test in alley
- Worked on: Mayhem, Stonebrook Theatre, Proton Pack test in alley, Barrier Breaker Machine activated, Gertrude, Mirror Ghouls, Ghosts of Times Square Past, and Subway Rat Ghosts
- Zero VFX
- Worked on: Proton Pack alley test, Electrocuted Ghost, Proton Box, and Seward Street Subway Station
- Worked on: Mercado Hotel exterior and interior, Slimer, and Rowan Ghost
- Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI)
- The late Harold Ramis' wife, children, and grandchildren were on set for two "super-emotional" days. 
- The Tour Guide was Katie Dippold's idea. 
- The Anti-Irish Fence was improvised by Zach Woods, who portrayed the Tour Guide. 
- Gertrude Aldridge was in part loosely inspired by Lizzy Borden. 
- Gertrude was originally an ugly old woman. 
- The Tour Guide comes face to face with Gertrude Aldridge, off screen, at the end of the opening scene after he experiences some strange paranormal activity and runs. The camera zooms in on him as he screams, much like Alice encountering the Library Ghost in the first movie.
- When Erin Gilbert stands in front of a lecture hall and practices speaking, it was going to be a speech about the challenges of reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein's gravity. On the whiteboards, the series of equations involved conformal compensator superfields that were written by MIT consultant Lindley Winslow and later transcribed on set. They illustrated the failure of a once-promising physics theory called SU(5). 
- Lindley Winslow, a consultant on the movie and experimental physicist at MIT, spent a week writing out Erin's Grand Unified Theory for her lecture on the challenge of unifying quantum mechanics and gravity. 
- Erin was an associate professor and specialized in the study of a subatomic particle called a neutrino, nicknamed the "ghosts of the standard model." 
- MIT consultant Janet Conrad created physics papers and grant applications to use as props on Holtzmann's desks and she wrote Erin's paper on neutrinos. The neutrino paper was formatted in the style of "Physical Review Letters." On the neutrinos article, Erin's coauthor is G.F. Siegal -- the name of Lindley Winslow's, another consultant, new baby. 
- After Dean Filmore leaves Erin's office, a bronze bust is visible in the hall. The bust is of the late-Harold Ramis. 
- Abby and Holtzmann's office is in the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science is the Paranormal Studies Lab like Egon, Ray, and Peter at Columbia University in the first movie.
- The sign on Abby and Holtzmann's door is "Do not write stupid things on door!"
- The helmet Abby wears is a homage to the Aura Video-Analyzer colander possessed Louis Tully wore late into the first movie. 
- Erin insists books can't fly.
- Costume designer Jeffrey Kurland was inspired by Harpo Marx for Holtzmann's eclectic clothing choices. 
- Holtzmann has bits of McKinnon's traits: "From another planet," joyful, friendly, and wants to connect.  
- Erin, Holtzmann, and Abby's encounter with Gertrude Aldridge resembles Peter, Egon, and Ray's encounter with the Library ghost in the first movie - lack of equipment other than a P.K.E. Meter, not Ghostbusters yet, one tries to talk to it, one gets Ectoplasm stuck on themselves, one records with a camcorder, and the ghost briefly transmogrifies.
- Gertrude was worked by effects house Iloura. 
- Bess Rous wore a LED light suit and was placed in a rig that took her up and down. 
- For one take, Rous unexpectedly screamed and scared Kristen Wiig and all the others. 
- Abby identifies Gertrude as a Class 4 apparition. One of the few things preserved from the prime continuity is the Classification System for paranormal entities.
- It was scripted that Holtzmann keeps snacking throughout the investigation. Feig chose Pringles because it was easiest to haul around the can. Pringles wasn't interested in being an official sponsor but Feig kept it in anyway. 
- Gertrude's ectoprojecting on Erin appears to be a nod to Regan's projectile vomit in The Exorcist
- Erin Gilbert is fired from Columbia University for conducting research into the paranormal much like Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman in the first movie.
- Dean Filmore's office was filmed in the dining room of the Stonehurst estate Waltham, Massachusetts.  The ornate fireplace and door behind Erin is indicative of the dining room.
- Abby and Holtzmann also end up getting fired for their research.
- Dean Thomas Shanks is portrayed by Steve Higgins, the current announcer on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
- The Dean's name might be a nod to the late John Candy's character Tommy Shanks from SCTV.
- Dean Shanks states their research into the paranormal has no place at the Institute much like what Dean Yeager states to Peter, Egon, and Ray in the first movie.
- The role of Patty was originally written with McCarthy in mind. 
- Patty Tolan's name was a direct nod to McCarthy's Irish ethnicity. 
- According to Feig, he mentally cast Jones after seeing her on SNL's "Weekend Update" segment. 
- Leslie Jones lost 27 pounds filming the movie, took a lot of Epsom salt baths, got a lot of massages, and went to the chiropractor twice a week. 
- Rowan's last words to Patty before he jumps onto the tracks seems to echo a famous quote of Maximillian Robespierre from the French Revolution.
- The Electrocuted Ghost bears a resemblance to the Scoleri Brothers from Ghostbusters II. They bear period prison clothes, were executed through electrocution, manifest with electricity present and are a similar shade of blue.
- Zero VFX did visual effects on the Electrocuted Ghost. 
- The Zero VFX team nicknamed the Electrocuted Ghost "Fred". They were instructed to play with the notion that he was the first person to be executed by electric chair in New York. 
- The Mercado Hotel shares some similarities to the Shandor Building in the first movie. It is where the principal villain is based, it is where a portal is opened and where the climax takes place.
- Rowan walks past room 2206, another nod to Dana Barrett's apartment number in the first movie.
- Iloura did VFX for the mirror ghosts. They were envisioned as decomposing creatures recessed in a dark world. VFX artists gave them cooler shading and lighting tones and as they approached the surface of the mirror, they shifted to warmer tones. 
- The real estate agent is portrayed by Katie Dippold, the co-writer of this movie.
- The first location that Erin, Abby, and Holtzmann look at is the Firehouse from the original movies.
- Violet Ramis and her son, in her arms, make a cameo outside the Firehouse. 
- The Firehouse interior was a set designed to resemble (but not 100% replicate) the original L.A. firehouse interior.
- When told the Firehouse's rent is $21,000 a month, Erin exclaims "Burn in hell!" - another nod to the message left to Peter on his officer door in the first movie.
- As Erin notes, Abby's "If you see something, say something!" slogan is also the Anti-Terrorism slogan
- Abby considers "If there's something strange..." as the new slogan for their flyers. It is a line from Ray Parker, Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" song.
- Abby's speech includes a nod to the classic "Who Ya Gonna Call?" line
- Paul Feig told Chris Hemsworth if he accepted the role, Kevin would be Australian so he could essentially be himself. 
- Jeffrey Kurland and Chris Hemsworth went through several pairs of glasses to see which one suited Kevin. 
- The receptionist was always going to be male. During production Kristen Wiig improvised Erin having a crush on Kevin. 
- Initially, Kevin was going to be an apathetic character but Melissa McCarthy pointed out the team had to care about wanting to rescue him. Hemsworth began improvising. 
- The Mike Hat joke was improvised by Chris Hemsworth while filming the interview scene. 
- In the "Sixth Sense," the lead character Haley Sear also had glasses with no lens.
- During his interview, Kevin is asked not to listen and he closes his eyes. As Abby, Erin, and Holtzmann discuss whether to hire him or not, he hits the gong and again closes his eyes instead of his ears.
- In the first movie, when Peter, Egon, and Ray investigated the New York City Public Library, he said, "Listen, do you smell that?"
- The origin of the classic No Ghost logo comes courtesy of a graffiti artist at the Seward Street Subway Station.
- Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig admitted one of the freakier moments in filming was sequence set in a subway tunnel. David Allen, portraying the Electrocuted Ghost, was covered in heavy prosthesis and blue lights, and apparently they received a few good shoves.  
- Just when the ghost is hit by the subway car, up on the platform, a big yellow poster reads the "If You See Something, Say Something" slogan
- During filming, the prop was used but in the final version of the movie, the gun and Proton Stream were all digital. 
- The prop thrower was a large LED bar. 
- The YouTube comments were always in the script but modified slightly in reaction to the online backlash against the movie. 
- Holtzmann dances to DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night" song released in 1985.
- Patty presents a hearse she borrowed from her uncle, a Cadillac, like the original Ecto-1, but this is a 1984 Fleetwood Hearse
- The NY 1 News Anchor is portrayed by Pat Kiernan and he coins Erin, Abby, Holtzmann and Patty as the "Ghostbusters".
- Kiernan returned to Boston a month after filming his initial scene to film a scene with Bill Murray. They filmed for 40 minutes with scripted and ad lib lines.   
- Martin Heiss is portrayed by Bill Murray.
- Feig and co. pitched a character who didn't believe in ghosts to Bill Murray. They didn't know until about two days before shooting scenes if Murray was in. 
- While filming the scene with Pat Kiernan, Bill Murray recognized one of the technicians as someone he worked with on Saturday Night Live. 
- In the Ghostbusters Annual 2015, on page 4, in panel 4, in the left corner, is a motorcycle that appears to be visually inspired by Kevin's Honda 1967 CL77 Scrambler dubbed Ecto-2.
- In Ghostbusters International #2, on page 5, in panel 5, to Ray's left is a medium sized frame with an instagram photo posted by Melissa McCarthy on August 25, 2015 in reaction to the Girl Power hash tag. It featured cast and crew from the Ghostbusters 2016 movie. 
- In Ghostbusters International #3, on page 6, in panel 3, the drawer labels are 2206 and 013335. Both were also recently employed as easter eggs on the new Proton Pack in teaser posters of the the movie.
- In Ghostbusters International #3, panel 5, the four waiting outside are visually based on the team in the Ghostbusters 2016 Movie.
- In Ghostbusters International #4, in the What Came Before! section, Janine's new hire is revealed to be named Kevin likely as a nod to the secretary of the same name in the 2016 movie.
- In Ghostbusters International #5, page 4, in panel 4, below the Twinkies is the collectible Ghostbusters pen that came with ticket sales of Ghostbusters (2016) in Japan.