Latest ‘Scream’ Posts Second Consecutive Strong Weekend

by Thomas Tuna

Ghostface continues to pack movie theaters.

The new Scream–the fifth installment in the iconic series–had a profitable second weekend, despite losing the box office top spot to Spider-Man. The Paramount Pictures slasher earned another $12.4 million this past weekend, according to a report on collider.com.

This take pushed Scream past the $50-million mark domestically (to $51.4 million so far), which is a significant jump over Scream 4’s entire domestic run of $38.1 million. In addition, the movie earned another $10 million overseas last weekend, to boost its overall global total to $85 million in just two weeks.

Projections now have the new Scream making $100 million worldwide when all is said and done–which will be the best total for the series since Scream 3 back in 2000. All this on a budget of just $24 million–meaning a very profitable sequel and the likelihood of another Scream somewhere down the pike.

Scream–directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick–follows legacy character and newcomers some 25 years after the first frightening murders in Woodsboro. But now, a new killer wears the Ghostface mask and is targeting a new group of teenagers.

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Wiliamson–follows high school student Sidney Prescott as she is stalked by Ghostface. That movie earned $173 million on a budget of $15 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this latest Scream and the entire film franchise.

 

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