According to Mental Floss, the Ghostbusters crew earned $45,000 for the film’s five-week run. Assuming they continued at the same pace, that means they made almost $468,000 in their first year in 1984. All New Yorkers know that the answer to “Who do you call?” is when you have ghosts in your apartment. is not only the Ghostbusters, but also your accountant.
That’s a problem that people in the “Supernatural” universe don’t have to deal with because the Winchester brothers hunt demons pro bono. They’re in for the love of the game. This raises an important question: How do they pay for everything?
As the brothers travel across the country, they rent motel rooms, eat out at restaurants, keep the Impala’s gas tank full and maintain an arsenal of trunks. They charge no fees for their services and have no generational wealth to rely on. In the authors’ defense, they show the guys occasionally engaging in credit card fraud and looking for cash, but in the real world these probably wouldn’t be enough to lead a lifelong crusade to rid the earth of demons, ghosts, and monsters.