As expected, the Radio Silence-directed Scream VI is another box office win for the franchise, the sixth installment surpassing the opening weekends of every other Scream movie.
At this time it’s being reported that Scream VI scared up $44.5 million in theaters here in the United States this weekend, compared to last year’s $30 million opening for Scream 5.
This gives Scream VI the highest opening weekend of any film in the entire Scream franchise, far surpassing previous record holder Scream 3 and its $34 million opening.
Here are the domestic opening numbers for each of the previous movies…
- Scream (1996) – $6 million
- Scream 2 (1997) – $32 million
- Scream 3 (2000) – $34 million
- Scream 4 (2011) – $18 million
- Scream (2022) – $30 million
Last year’s Scream ended up making $81 million domestically and $140 million worldwide, so those are currently the numbers for Scream VI to beat when all is said and done.
Worldwide, Scream VI has currently slashed its way to $67 million. With a reported production budget of $35 million, this one will prove to be quite profitable for Paramount.
Scream 7, we assume, won’t be far behind…
Meagan wrote in her review of Scream VI, “This slasher sequel lets a ruthless Ghostface loose in the city, slicing up an intense, flawless entry that continues the streak of insightful introspection while escalating the thrills, kills, humor, and heart to a breathless degree.”
In the brand new movie, “The Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream, Ready or Not), are both back behind the camera for the upcoming Scream movie, which is officially titled Scream VI.
Melissa Barrera (“Sam”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy”), Mason Gooding (“Chad”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara”), and Dermot Mulroney are all confirmed for the next installment of Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ franchise, with Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Mayhem, The Babysitter, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming & No Way Home), Jack Champion (Avatar: The Way of Water), Liana Liberato (The Beach House), Devyn Nekoda (“Ghostwriter”), Josh Segarra (“Arrow), and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) also starring.
Courteney Cox and Hayden Panettiere will also be back as Gale and Kirby, respectively.