Scream VI is poised to be the best opening in the franchise

Scream VI tries to take down all Screams before him with a projected opening of $43.5 million.

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The numbers for this weekend’s movie listing have started rolling in and scream VI looks to secure the franchise’s best opening weekend, which is currently forecast at $43.5 million, after a solid start of $5.7 million on Thursday. This preview number is actually higher than last week’s Creed III which ended up raising over $58 million. Of course, horror movies tend to be more front-loaded, and with spoilers rife around the internet, the hardcore fans probably wanted to see the movie asap so they don’t get anything ruined.

Last years scream 5or Scream it officially opened with $3.5 million in previews en route to a $30.01 million opening in the 2000s scream 3 currently holds the franchise opening record at $34.7 million. All eyes will be on Saturday’s numbers to see if they are trending in the right direction. The reviews have been pretty strong, including an enthusiastic 9/10 from our very own JimmyO. I saw the film at their “Fan Screening” last night and I have to say I really enjoyed it. This franchise did probably the best job of any “re-quels” in bringing the story to a new set of characters, although I think it helps (for me) that I was already a fan of Melissa Barrera, as I am loved in the heights and Jenna Ortega has built an incredibly solid horror resume in the past year alone (whether great in X or appear in the hilarious Foo Fighters horror comedy Studio 666 and of course the hit Netflix series Wednesday). All of which made handing the series over to a new set of leads more palatable.


The new film, directed by Adam Driver, grossed $1.2 million at Thursday’s previews and is expected to finish the weekend a little over $10 million. In my Thursday predictions, I thought there was a chance to make that double-digit open… and then I saw it! If this movie does better than expected it’s 100% because of the solid trailer because boy oh boy what a completely wasted concept! The trailers looked cool, the concept was pretty awesome, but the execution of this film was absolutely terrible. Critics and audiences seem to agree with me as the film currently has a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a terrible 58% audience rating. Our own Chris Bumbray was actually one of the few reviewers I saw give the film a passable rating of 6/10, but to me this one from about 10 minutes to the credits was a stinker.


The weekend’s other new release, Bobby Farrelly’s master No numbers have been reported as of this writing, which generally means they’re pretty bad. This could be one of those movies that hit theaters just to increase the numbers once it hits PVOD and streaming. However, our own Chris Bumbray quite enjoyed it, giving it a solid score of 8/10.


Holdover movies fill in your top 5 with Creed III Looking at a second weekend, it brings in around $26.7 million, a pretty normal 54% drop from its opening weekend. Although that still puts the film on pace to hit the $100 million mark in just ten days, a full fortnight faster than Creed II.

Fourth and fifth places go to holdovers Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with an estimated revenue of $7 million and cocaine bear with an estimated $6.2 million.

Did you make it to the cinemas this weekend yet? Have you seen any of the new releases? was scream VI spoiled for you by the internet leaks (although, to be fair, after seeing the movie, I did double-check some of the leaks and a lot of them were just plain wrong)? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow when we have a full rundown of this week’s box office numbers. Scream VI is poised to be the best opening in the franchise

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