"Who you gonna call? Ghost...smashers?"
Today is "Ghostbusters" day, celebrating the film's re-release into theaters. "Ghostbusters" quickly became the highest-grossing comedy of its time, proving that humorous films could hold their own against their action movie counterparts. "Ghostbusters" ushered in a new wave of hilarious box office blockbusters, giving way to up-and-coming comedians and Saturday Night Live alumni to become huge Summer movie draws.
Do you think it still would have been a smash hit if filmmakers had gone with the original title, "Ghost Smashers"? Check out the gallery above for 12 facts you didn't know about "Ghostbusters."
Bonus fact: Many movie theaters around the country have special showings of the film today. Will you be going? Let us know in the comments.
Happy Ghostbusters Day! Here's 12 facts you didn't know about the spooky comedy
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