‘Ghostbusters’ Is Most Anticipated Summer Comedy Despite Having Most Disliked Trailer In YouTube History

The all-female Ghostbusters arrives in theaters this July Columbia

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters all-female reboot recently made headlines for earning the distinction of the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. That is quite an unfortunate honor to be awarded – sort of like winning a bunch of Razzies. Hopefully Ghostbusters can avoid those awards and while it likely won’t win any Oscars, the film is set to make a killing at the box office.

According to a recent Fandango survey (h/t Screen Rant), Ghostbusters is the summer’s most anticipated comedy, beating out the likes of Central Intelligence and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Rebooting a certified classic certainly helps boost popularity and Ghostbusters benefits from an all-star cast and talented director. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will battle against the paranormal. Feig has a pretty impressive resume himself: Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and the creator of the cult classic, Freaks and Geeks.

In terms of other genres, Captain America: Civil War nabbed the #1 spot for most anticipated summer action movie. Finding Dory , meanwhile, is the most anticipated family film. Here’s some more stats from the Fandango survey:

  • 71% would consider seeing the same movie more than once on the big screen

  • 66% plan to go to the movies at least four times this summer

  • 60% expect to see more movies in the theater this summer than they saw last summer

And what about for all of 2016? Take a look below:


Most Anticipated Movie:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec. 16)

Finding Dory (June 17)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25)

Untitled Jason Bourne Movie (July 29)

Captain America: Civil War (May 6)

Star Trek Beyond (July 22)

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24)

X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27)

Zoolander No. 2 (Feb. 12)

The Jungle Book (April 15)


Most Anticipated Actress:

Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters)

Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)

Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)

Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter’s War)


Most Anticipated Actor:

Matt Damon (Untitled Jason Bourne Movie)

Will Smith (Suicide Squad)

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

George Clooney (Hail, Caesar!)


Rising Female Movie Star:

Sophie Turner (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters)

Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad)

Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Nadia Hilker (The Divergent Series: Allegiant)


Rising Male Movie Star:

Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Stephan James (Race)

Ed Speleers (Alice Through the Looking Glass)


Most Anticipated Comic Book Character Debuting in a Major Role:

Wonder Woman (Gal Godot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool)

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad)

Aquaman (Jason Momoa in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange)

Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War)


Ghostbusters arrives in theaters July 15.


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