The world just can’t stop screaming…
The sixth instalment of the Scream franchise has exceeded all expectations and snared $100 million domestically in its fifth week of release.
Initially expected to top out at around $80 million at the domestic box-office, Scream VI has slashed through the ceiling with a $103 million haul so far. Combined with the worldwide takings, this brings the film’s total tally to $163 million, marking a huge profit for Paramount and Spyglass Media.
The domestic takings mean that Scream VI has become the first in the franchise to reach the $100 million milestone since 1997’s Scream 2.
This over-performance undoubtedly spells good fortune for the future of the series, although details are currently unclear as to if and when a sequel is coming. Before Scream VI even opened reports surfaced that a seventh entry had been green-lit, but no further information has surfaced.
Creative team Radio Silence have stated repeatedly that they are open to another film and will lobby hard for the return of franchise star Neve Campbell. Current Scream producer William Sherak further elaborated that they would continue crafting new Scream movies “as long as people keep showing up.”
With the impressive box-office tally, it is undeniable that the appetite for Scream is bigger than ever and it seems only logical that a sequel announcement won’t be too far off.
We will keep our ear to the ground for any solid information on the future of Scream.