The brand new Scream powered its way into the box office record books this weekend with an estimated $30.6M over the three-day frame and a projected $35M over the four-day from 3,664 locations (including Thursday night previews, where the film grossed an estimated $3.5M).
Scream’s three-day opening is the third-best of the series, behind Scream 3 ($34.71M) and Scream 2 ($32.93M). Notably, it far outperformed Scream 4, which opened to $18.69M in April 2011.
For the first time in what feels like forever, Jon Watts‘ Spider-Man: No Way Home has been dethroned from the top spot at the box office by Scream. The film ultimately did surpass Avengers: Infinity War’s lifetime total ($678.8M) on Friday and is on track to surpass Black Panther’s lifetime tally ($700.4M) on Monday to become the fourth highest-grossing movie domestically of all time.
This weekend, the sequel grossed an estimated $20.8M over the three-day period (down 36%) and a projected $26M over the four-day, which would bring its domestic total to $703.9M through Monday.
Other spots include Illumination’s Sing 2 taking third place at the box office this weekend, earning $8.27 million and The 355 taking fourth, earning $2.34 million.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Scream – $30.6M – 3,664 theatres
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – $20.8M (-36%) – 3,925 theatres
- Sing 2 – $8.27M (-29%) – 3,581 theatres
- The 355 – $2.34M (-49%) – 3,145 theatres
- The King’s Man – $2.31M (-28%) – 2,510 theatres
- Belle – $1.64M – 1,326 theatres
- American Underdog – $1.6M (-31%) – 2,512 theatres
- West Side Story – $948K (-31%) – 1,460 theatres
- The Matrix Resurrections – $815K (-56%) – 1,725 theatres
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife– $785K (-30%) – 1,202 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro