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‘Scream’ Sets Box Office Record for MLK Weekend

The new Scream film scared up a whopping $36mil 4-day opening weekend at the box office, a frightening feat for a film opening in the midst of an ongoing Omicron surge keeping people at home worldwide.

“This opening has reinvigorated the franchise for fans, while simultaneously introducing it to a whole new generation of new Scream fans,” said Paramount’s Domestic Theatrical Distribution Boss Chris Aronson.

If the $36mil projected figure holds up, it means Scream beats Mama ($32.1M) as the highest opening for a horror movie over the MLK weekend.

Scream, which sees the return of franchice alums, David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell, takes place 25 years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, where a new Ghost-face emerges, and Sidney Prescott (Campbell) must return to uncover the truth.

Series newcomers Melissa Barrera, Marley Shelton, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, and Dylan Minnette join the cast in the 5th film in the Scream franchise which seemed to be losing fan momentum in the past few years.

Reports say that “Scream” only cost $25 million to produce, which makes a $36mil opening a huge boon for the franchise.


Will week-2 see an even larger box office take for the Scream film? All signs point to "yes" as the film still has a large European opening to look forward to and has only opened in The United Arab Emirates overseas at the time of this article.

What do you think about the new Scream and its opening weekend take? Have you seen it? What did you think of the film? Sound off in the comment section and let us know your thoughts.

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