The “Scream” franchise has done it again with its sixth installment, “Scream VI,” breaking records at the box office.
The horror movie, co-produced by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, has raked in a franchise-best of $44.5 million in domestic ticket sales.
The previous record-holder for the franchise was “Scream 3,” which earned $34.7 million in its debut week in the 2000s.
The movie made $30 million during its January opening weekend, before going on to surpass the $100 million mark at the global box office.
“Scream 2” had previously opened with $32 million in 1997. However, the latest movie’s opening weekend figures have blown all previous records out of the water.
The “Scream” franchise has been revived by a new young cast, led by Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera, who have breathed new life into the slasher series.
Fans of the franchise have been eagerly anticipating the latest movie, which features a blend of fresh faces and familiar characters.
The latest offering brought in $5.7 million during Thursday’s previews, before jumping up to $19.3 million on Friday and slightly dipping to $15.4 million on Saturday.
These figures have propelled “Scream VI” ahead of other recent box office successes, including “Creed III,” which grossed $27.1 million.
The success of “Scream VI” is a testament to the enduring popularity of the franchise, which has been captivating audiences for over two decades.
The combination of a new cast, talented directors, and an engaging storyline has proven to be a winning formula, leaving fans excited for what the future holds for the “Scream” franchise.