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You know, I’ve seen this theme being repeated in a couple of different articles lately. Namely the idea that since Feig and McCarthy managed to pull in around $200 million world wide and that number was far short of making the film a financial success, there is something fundamentally wrong with the summer blockbuster market. I mean, no one was lining up to decry the summer blockbuster formula when Legend of Tarzan’s 300+ million worldwide take failed to launch a franchise or when Independence Day Resurgence bowed out with $382 million worldwide and was loudly decried as a flop. So, why is it that when Ghostbusters fails to hit their magic number, pundits suddenly come crawling out of the woodwork to decry how unfair the system is for measuring the success of a film?

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