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Box Office Report for the Week of January 16

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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 WattsSpider-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:

  1. Scream – $30.6M – 3,664 theatres
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home – $20.8M (-36%) – 3,925 theatres
  3. Sing 2 – $8.27M (-29%) – 3,581 theatres
  4. The 355 – $2.34M (-49%) – 3,145 theatres
  5. The King’s Man – $2.31M (-28%) – 2,510 theatres
  6. Belle – $1.64M – 1,326 theatres
  7. American Underdog – $1.6M (-31%) – 2,512 theatres
  8. West Side Story – $948K (-31%) – 1,460 theatres
  9. The Matrix Resurrections – $815K (-56%) – 1,725 theatres
  10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife– $785K (-30%) – 1,202 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro

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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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