Again in 2011, Wes Craven’s Scream Four dialed up an $18 million opening weekend, that sequel launched eleven years after Scream 3. Curiously, the model new film has now come alongside in theaters precisely eleven years after Scream 4, however the circumstances right here in 2022 are fairly completely different. For starters, Craven is now not with us, making Scream the very first film within the franchise to be directed by another person. After which, nicely, there’s that complete pandemic factor…
It’s been impossibly laborious to foretell how Scream 2022 will carry out in theaters this yr, however we have now a little bit of a greater thought now that Thursday evening’s preview numbers can be found.
By way of Deadline, Spyglass and Paramount’s Scream scared up $3.5 million in Thursday evening previews final evening in round 3,000 theaters. As Deadline notes, M. Evening Shyamalan’s Glass had the identical Thursday evening preview determine and ended up legging its method to a $40 million home opening weekend, in order that potential is actually there for Scream this weekend.
Deadline additionally notes, “The hope is that Scream, with a Rotten Tomatoes contemporary critics rating of 76% and viewers rating of 90%, can screech previous something within the $20M over four-days.”
Forbes notes, “Scream 4 opened with $1 million in midnight previews in April of 2011, resulting in a disappointing $8.2 million Friday and $18.7 million opening weekend.”
Scream Four ended with $97.2 million worldwide again in 2011, a franchise low so far.
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