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Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 sci-fi-horror comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. It was released in the United States on June 8, 1984, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. The film’s original release grossed nearly USD $230 million in the U.S., more than the second Indiana Jones installment, and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, making it the second best grossing film in 1984, only $5 million behind Beverly Hills Cop.It was followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters (later Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) and Extreme Ghostbusters. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Ghostbusters the 44th greatest comedy film of all time. The American Film Institute ranked it 28th in its list of the top 100 comedies of all time (in their “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs” list). In 2005, IGN voted Ghostbusters the greatest comedy ever. In 2006, Bravo ranked Ghostbusters 76 on their “100 Funniest Movies” list.


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