The highly anticipated Scream VI hit theatres this past weekend in a flurry of promotion and promises of a “new and brutal” Ghostface. Expectations were high that the sixth entry in the iconic slasher franchise would make a killing at the Box-Office
No doubt Scream fans the world over will rejoice in the news that the fifth sequel has exceeded all expectations and set a franchise record.
Variety reports that the Radio Silence helmed film scared up an impressive $44 million domestically over the course of its opening weekend. This figure included an equally admirable $5.7 million from Thursday night previews, beating 2022’s Scream by over $2 million and toppling its $30 million opening total. Worldwide Scream VI managed an unbelievable $67.1 million!
This sets Scream VI up as the highest grossing opening weekend of the series, which is no small feat for a sixth instalment. Scream VI dethrones 2000’s Scream 3 as the weekend title holder and is looking towards an estimated $90-100 million-dollar final domestic gross.
The strong box-office performance is made even more impressive when factoring in that Scream VI is the first film in the series without franchise star Neve Campbell. Campbell announced via Variety in June 2022 that she would not be reprising her role as Sidney Prescott due to an unsatisfactory monetary offer.
With the series now seemingly at its strongest without Campbell, dominating the box-office and gaining universal praise we ponder… what’s next for Scream? Surely there is more to come if these numbers are anything to go by!