With a $30 million opening, Box Office: 'Scream'Spider-Man
Paramount's is cutting up strong business in its opening, generating $13.4 million on Friday from 3,664 theaters for a weekend debut north of $30 million, based on early projections.
Despite the omicron variation, a reboot of the classic horror franchise, created by the late, should be roughly $31 million for the three-day weekend and $36 million for the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will have no problems winning the holiday as the movie progresses to No. 2 on its fifth weekend. Both films are fueled by younger males, who have been the most inclined to return to theaters.
The film will mark a third day in a row this weekend, but it will not be tipped to be discounted. The superhero shot grossed $5.2 million on Friday for a three-day gross of $22 million and $27 million to $28 million for the four days.
Scream, based on Craven's original, opens more than 25 years later. It is the fifth title in the series and is a direct sequel to the 2011 film.
The new Scream received a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences, giving it a good score for a slasher pic, and attracting strong exits.
The Scream team is seeing franchise mainstays, along with Marty Shelton, Skeet Ulrich, Heather Matarazzo, and Roger L. Jackson, reprise their roles, while newcomers include Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Dylan Minnette.
Scream follows a new Ghostface-masked killer who has been in hiding in the town for a while.