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Scream VIThe latest installation in the long-running horror film franchise grossed an estimated $44.5 million in its opening weekend, Paramount said Sunday, setting a record for the film series and blowing past expectations.

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Sixth the Scream The film was expected to earn between $35 and $40 million between Friday and Sunday. Diversity,

According to Paramount, the film cost $33 million to make.

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It earned the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office this weekend.

According to Paramount, the film grossed $22.6 million this weekend outside the United States, bringing its worldwide total to $67.1 million.

Scream VIcomes after the franchise-high opening of creed iii Last weekend it set a record within its own franchise, grossing $58.6 million domestically in its opening weekend.

Estimated Weekend Domestic Box Office Earnings

  1. scream iv$44.5 million
  2. creed iii$27.1 million
  3. 65$12.3 million
  4. Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantummania$7.0 million
  5. cocaine bear$6.2 million

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Scream VI Franchise staples like Courteney Cox and Hayden Panettiere and, of course, villain Ghostface. It was the first film without Neve Campbell, who played Sidney Prescott. Campbell left the series because "I didn't feel that what I was being offered was worth the value that I bring to this franchise, and have brought to this franchise for 25 years." The sixth film also stars Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, who most recently starred in the Netflix hit TV series Wednesday,

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Scream VI topped a franchise record previously set in 2003 Scream III, which opened to $34.7 million. 1997's scream ii had a $32.9 million domestic debut, followed by the Scream (2022) with $30 million, 2011 scream iv with $18.6 million and 1997 the Scream, with $6.3 million. Original the Scream With $173 million, it is the highest-grossing film in the franchise.

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