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'Ghostbusters' Sequel 'Will Happen' Says Sony Exec

After earning an estimated $46 million during its opening weekend, it looks like Sony might be ready to call the Ghostbusters again. As reported by The Wrap, a sequel to the "Ghostbusters" reboot is right now "all but official."

Sony's president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer commented on the film's opening weekend to the Wrap, telling them that the "Ghostbusters'" world is "alive and well." He added, “I expect ‘Ghostbusters’ to become an important brand and franchise.” And while a sequel has not been officially greenlit by Sony, Bruer says he has no reason to believe it won't be. “While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen,” said Bruer.

While "Ghostbusters" couldn't unseat the massive hit "Secret Life of Pets" from the top spot, it did score the biggest comedy film opening weekend in well over a year and is the biggest opening weekend for both Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy movies.

Directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, "Ghostbusters" is in theaters now.

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