It seems there is just no stopping Ghostface…
Expectations were high as Scream VI prepared to release March 10th. After spending a pretty penny on marketing, Paramount Pictures hoped for a solid $30 million opening. Of course, the film went on to slash all expectation opening to $44.6 million, setting a franchise opening record.
Well, the record setting doesn’t stop there, as in its third weekend, Scream VI has become the fifth film in the franchise to gross over $100 million at the global box-office. Even more impressive, the sixth outing has become the fastest film in the series to reach the milestone.
Exceeding all expectations, Scream VI currently sits at $90 million domestically, the top end of estimates for its entire six-week domestic run. Now it seems likely that the slasher flick will pass $100 million domestically before its run closes.
Not only does this bode well for more slashers in the future, but it also seems highly likely that the Scream franchise will continue. Plans for a Scream 7 are already in the works with a rumoured fall 2023 shooting period.
Ghostface looks set to cut up screens for at least the next few years, as producer William Sherek remarked just last week “we will keep making these films as long as people keep showing up.”
The future looks bloody for Scream and we can’t say we’re disappointed.