“Scream” triumphs at the box office
The horror film “Scream” was the highest grossing movie in the United States, replacing “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, which has been in the first place for a month.
“Scream,” produced by Paramount Pictures, earned $30.6 million this weekend, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday in the United States, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
“Scream” is the fifth version of the series and introduces a new, younger cast.
Paramount estimates he will earn $35 million including Monday.
The film, which cost about $24 million to make, added another $18 million in international markets.
Some actors from the first Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette star in the film, but there are also newcomers such as Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid.
“Our projections were for a solid debut, but I was telling people that we’re still in a pandemic so it’s very hard to say what’s going to happen,” said Chris Aronson, director of distribution for Paramount.
“Now that the theaters are open, people have gone to see the movie and we are doing well. I hope that this will become a pillar for the reconstruction of the sector and for the recovery of some normality”, he added.
Meanwhile “Spider-Man: No Way Home” moved into second place but continued to set records.
“No Way Home” earned $20.8 million in its fifth weekend in theaters. Sony Pictures predicts that another 5.2 million on Monday will bring it to a national total of 703.9 million.
“Sing 2” came in third place in its fourth weekend with $8.3 million. He has earned a total of 122.1 million domestically and 96.3 million internationally.
List of the ten highest-grossing movies this weekend, according to Comscore.
1. “Scream,” $30.6 million.
2. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” $20.8 million.
3. “Sing 2,” $8.3 million.
4. “The 355,” $2.3 million.
5. “The King’s Man,” $2.3 million.
6. “Belle,” $1.6 million.
7. “American Underdog,” $1.6 million.
8. “West Side Story,” $948,000.
9. “Licorice Pizza”, $880,000.
10. “The Matrix Resurrections,” $815,000.
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