“Scream VI” was a hit at the international box office, earning $22.6 million from 53 markets.
According to Paramount, these ticket sales marked the largest opening weekend overseas for the “Scream” series, ahead of previous installments by 60% for comparable markets. The latest series, “Scream,” also set a new North American record with its $44.5 million debut, bringing its worldwide tally to $67 million.
“Scream VI” established new high water marks for the long-running series in 29 international territories, including the United Kingdom ($3.6 million), France ($3.5 million), Australia ($2 million), Mexico ($2 million), and Brazil ($1.8 million). ) million).
“27 years after its launch in 1996, this franchise is healthier than ever,” says David A. Gross, who runs film consultancy Franchise Entertainment Research.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the R-rated “Scream VI” follows the survivors of the Ghostface murders as they leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start in New York City. While in the Big Apple, they find themselves fighting for their lives when a new Ghostface killer goes on a bloody rampage. The movie cost $35 million, so it’s not a huge financial risk for Paramount and Spyglass Media, which backed the movie.
Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Gina Ortega, and Hayden Panettiere are back for the movie, Neve Campbell’s Don Sidney Prescott sequel. The actress left the film because she felt “the offer made to me was not worth the value I brought to the franchise”.
“Scream VI” continues a strong run at the box office, following the better-than-expected performance of Michael B. Jordan’s sports drama “Creed III.” Later in the month, “Shazam: Fury of the Gods,” “John Wick: Chapter 4,” and “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” will open in theaters.
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