Ghostbusters sequel 'unlikely' because of a lack of box office success

Ghostbusters 2016 cast

A Ghostbusters sequel is unlikely to happen according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

It's apparently due to the lack of box office success of the 1984 remake.

The film only took $180m (£140m) in the countries it's been released in so far since July according to Box Office Mojo.

The Paul Feig directed film has been plagued with negativity since it was announced it had an all female cast.

Critics review's of the film before its release were bad and one of the co-stars, Leslie Jones, was racially abused online.

Ghostbusters 2016 cast

2016's Ghostbusters movie trailer is the most disliked in YouTube history although Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig have managed to win over critics.

According to Rotten tomatoes the film has a 75% critic approval rating.

There are still some countries where it hasn't been released yet but it still doesn't compare well to other films released this summer, such as Suicide Squad, which has earned $294m (£226m) in just the first few days of release.

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This is said to have put any talk of a sequel into doubt and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, article Sony Pictures stands to lose $70m (£54m) from the movie.

Although Sony bosses had confirmed that there may be a sequel and cast members had already signed up: "The reported $70 million dollar figure is absolutely false and the movie is still rolling out in territories around the world.

"There have been no decisions on a sequel but we're very proud of Paul Feig's movie, which has received incredible reviews and great audience reception."

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