Scream is finally out in the theaters and has officially ended No Way Home’s four-week-long domestic weekend box-office streak by making a really impressive $30.6 million in North America.
Scream beats out Spider-Man: No Way Home
As revealed by Variety, 2022’s Scream – which is the fifth entry in the franchise – went on to earn more than No Way Home’s $20.8 million to secure a comfortable victory, and the film is currently projected to earn a total of $35 million over the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. If we talk internationally, Scream has already brought in an impressive $18 million from 50 markets, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
This is the first Scream film since 2011’s Scream 4 which has only cost $25 million to produce, so the movie will now continue its successful theatrical run without worrying about recouping its costs anymore.
Scream is a direct sequel to the events of Scream 4 (which also opened to only $19.3 million) and a jumping-off point for newcomers which aims towards laying the foundation for its future. Apart from this, numerous new faces, the fifth Scream film also brought Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers/Riley, Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott, and David Arquette’s Dewey Riley.
In our Scream review, we said, “The 5th entry into the Scream franchise sets up a future for the franchise that some may not have thought possible with a tight story, great performances, and stellar new directions.”
No Way Home still performed well by earning $20.8 million in its fifth weekend domestically, and the film is expected to earn about $26 million over the holiday weekend. This brings its domestic total to $703.9 million, making it the fourth-highest grossing domestic release in history. The film only trails Avatar’s $760 million, Endgame’s $858 million, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens $936 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has now earned over $900 million internationally and the global total is sitting around $1.62 billion.
Sing 2 has placed third by earning a total of $8.3 million, and The 355 and The King’s Man came out in the top five.