Scream Beats No Way Home To Win the Domestic Weekend Box Office

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

No Way Home
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.


Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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