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'Ghostbusters' not coming to China

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 14:01 IST

Washington D.C, Jul 15 (ANI): Paul Feig's all-female 'Ghostbusters' rebbot, which has hit the global theatres today, won't be opening in China.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources close to the decision-making process in Beijing revealed that the Sony tentpole has been denied a release in China.

The real reason for this is unknown, but it is anticipated that the decision could be due to the ghoulish antics lying at the film's centre.

"It's been confirmed that Ghostbusters won't be coming to China, because they think it's not really that attractive to Chinese audiences," one Chinese executive said, adding "Most of the Chinese audience didn't see the first and second movies, so they don't think there's much market for it here."

Sony isn't commenting, but a Hollywood source with knowledge of the situation says the film hasn't been officially submitted for approval by Chinese regulators.

This new version of 'Ghostbusters' stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon and is out now. (ANI)