More than 32 years after the original, the “Ghostbusters” reboot reimagines one of the most iconic comedies in movie history. The 1984 “Ghostbusters” saw two Academy Awards nominations and spawned an avalanche of merchandise and a sequel. It earned $295.21 million at the worldwide box office on a production budget of just $30 million, according to Box Office Mojo, which reports on box office earnings.
The new, all-female “Ghostbusters” movie hits theaters July 15. Here’s a look at the careers of cast members from the original and reboot, and how their net worths stack up.
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Chris Hemsworth Net Worth: $60 Million
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth plays Kevin, a receptionist for the all-female Ghostbusters crew. Most famous for his role as Thor, Hemsworth has 28 acting credits on IMDB dating back to 2002 — and boy have his movies been blockbusters. In total, his films have earned more than $5.02 billion at the global box office, with two movies from “The Avengers” franchise earning nearly $3 billion combined.
In 2017, he stars in “Thor: Ragnarok” and, in 2018, is rumored to reprise his role as Thor in “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.” Chris Hemworth’s net worth is $60 million.
Melissa McCarthy Net Worth: $20 Million
In “Ghostbusters,” Melissa McCarthy plays paranormal investigator Abby Yates. Cousin to Jenny McCarthy, Melissa McCarthy’s breakout role on the big screen was in “Bridesmaids,” with her small-screen fame stemming from “Gilmore Girls” and “Mike and Molly.”
McCarthy’s net worth is $20 million. Her movies have earned nearly $1.7 billion worldwide.
Kristen Wiig Net Worth: $16 Million
Kristen Wiig appears in the “Ghostbusters” movie as particle physicist Erin Gilbert. The comedic actress has her roots in “Saturday Night Live” but has seen big-screen success off films like “Bridesmaids,” which she co-wrote, and “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon.
Kristen Wiig’s net worth of $16 million is, in part, owed to her numerous acting credits. The actress’ movies have taken in nearly $3.89 billion at the worldwide box office. She is slated to appear in or voice for “Masterminds,” “Downsizing” and “How to Train Your Dragon 3.”
Kate McKinnon Net Worth: $2 Million
Kate McKinnon — who plays the brilliant engineer Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in “Ghostbusters” — has a net worth of $2 million. Her acting career includes a four-year run on “Saturday Night Live.” She stars in “Masterminds” and “Office Christmas Party” in 2016, and “Rock That Body” in 2017.
Leslie Jones Net Worth: Unknown
Rounding out this list of 2016’s “Ghostbusters” cast, Leslie Jones plays Patty Tolan, a role originally intended for McCarthy. Another “Saturday Night Live” alum, Jones has three other movies due out this year: “Masterminds,” “Sing” and “We Are Family.”
Bill Murray Net Worth: $140 Million
A celebrated actor and comedian, Bill Murray’s professional acting career goes as far back as the early 1970s. His most iconic films include “Lost in Translation,” “Caddyshack,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Groundhog Day” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.” His movies have earned more than $2.87 billion at the worldwide box office. The “Saturday Night Live” veteran, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the original “Ghostbusters,” has a net worth of $140 million.
Dan Aykroyd Net Worth: $135 Million
Not only did Dan Aykroyd star in the original “Ghostbusters” as Dr. Raymond Stantz, he helped write the classic comedy. The “Saturday Night Live” alum has appeared in films like “Trading Places,” “Spies Like Us,” “The Blues Brothers” and “The Great Outdoors.” Aykroyd’s net worth is $135 million.
Harold Ramis Net Worth: $50 Million
Harold Ramis played Egon in the original “Ghostbusters,” but he is also the mind behind some of the most celebrated comedies of his era. He helped pen the original “Ghostbusters” and was behind “Caddyshack,” “Groundhog Day,” “Meatballs” and “Analyze This.” Ramis has a net worth of $50 million.
Ernie Hudson Net Worth: $15 Million
Ernie Hudson is best known for his role as the often-overlooked Winston Zeddemore in the original “Ghostbusters.” He has a staggering 221 acting credits on IMDB, with numerous projects due out this year. Hudson has a net worth of $15 million.