Happy Ghostbusters Day! Here's 12 facts you didn't know about the spooky comedy

"Ghostbusters" was one of the most influential comedies of its time. <span class=meta>(Sony Pictures Publicity)</span>
"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.


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