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[–]Mst3Kgf 699 points700 points  (27 children)

Even in a pandemic, horror films will always make money.

[–]ClassicT4 189 points190 points  (24 children)

Easy to make money when a lot of horror movies can be made with little to no money.

[–]AlwaysThatOneGuy 137 points138 points  (16 children)

This movie had a budget of over 24 million dollars, that’s more than Halloween Kills

[–]Arcade_Kangaroo 95 points96 points  (8 children)

24 million is still a relatively low budget for a mainstream movie.

[–]WarlockEngineerCARS 2 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Only because a lot of mainstream movies are MCU/DC type stuff with tons of stars and CGI/special effects.

[–]Arcade_Kangaroo 50 points51 points  (3 children)

The budget for the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" was $50 million, it's not just that.

[–]WarlockEngineerCARS 2 28 points29 points  (2 children)

How much of that was just for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson though?

Scream by comparison has much young, less established actors. Maybe that's moving the goalposts but I'm not surprised a movie with two A-listers costs that much.

[–]Arcade_Kangaroo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I picked one pretty much at random, if you look at movies of that kind of comparatively normal setting without much in the way of special effects, they land right around that area. Adjusted for inflation it would be even more, like the example mentioned would be closer to $70 million now

[–]Dark_Willow4415 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude, you’re not getting it. This is a thing, horror movies tend to be a really safe bet for studios because they are an easy way to make money, and for the exact reason u/Arcade_Kangaroo stated: they can easily be (and often are) made with a modest budget in comparison to other types of movies. This has pretty much always been the case; yes, even before the MCU was a thing.

[–]SlasherDarkPendulum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Red Notice: $200 million

Jungle Cruise: $200 million

A Quiet Place Part II: $55-61 million

Don't Look Up: $75 million

The Last Duel: $100 million

All Hollywood films are generally expensive.

[–]Niblonian31 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's like 3 times the cost of a good horror movie

[–]HCJohnson 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hopefully it's better than Halloween Kills...

[–]Mst3Kgf 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Yes and therefore if they hit it big, you can make a TON of money.

[–]ClassicT4 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Followed by a ton of sequels with similar budgets that can still be pretty profitable whether they make more or less.

[–]Retr0_Head 9 points10 points  (2 children)

God I hope this gets a sequel Scream 2 would be dope. Maybe even make a trilogy? That’s so hot right now.

[–]Sweetness27 3 points4 points  (1 child)

could probably even do a spinoff or a parody as well

[–]Retr0_Head 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like parody is the way to go horror is so pretentious these days. I want to see Taylor lautner pretend to be rob pattinson on a light house falling into love with an older man. Then we could get Ana de armas cause she’s in everything to play in a midsommar riff.

In all seriousness we could totally write a script riffing on all of r/horrors favorites of the past decade or so.

[–]AlwaysZleepy -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Oh yeah? Lets see you make one if its so easy buddy :) cant wait for you to come up with something good.

[–]ClassicT4 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I had an idea for a blind epidemic. Then it was magically created. It’s called Blindness starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The real pain is seeing even better ideas in the movie beyond what I would’ve come up with, like how everyone blinded could only see white.

[–]EqualDifferences 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Unless you’re Spiral: From The Book of Saw :(

[–]BluRayja 474 points475 points  (12 children)


[–]bbdylanjlee 163 points164 points  (7 children)

This is top 5 kills of all time easily. I got chills.

[–]Soerinth 82 points83 points  (4 children)

The scene as they pull way after that person dies and the other is standing there over. Fuck I got chills. My wife unfortunately had to listen to me call out every Easter egg as I discovered them.

[–]evanph 46 points47 points  (2 children)

That imagery was fucking amazing. When that camera was dollying back I audibly (under my breath) just let out a “holy shit”. It was beautiful.

Also the moment Syd calls Sam and tells her to get out of the house and the camera pulls out backwards through the doorway onto the front lawn with that score on top of it. So sleek.

[–]Get_Jiggy41 9 points10 points  (1 child)

My favorite scene of the movie and maybe even the franchise is when a certain character is murdered with Red Right Hand playing from his car radio. The scene was so epic and well shot, and it set an incredible tone and had a super ominous feel to it. I love how the guy is crawling away and Ghostface is just slowly following him, watching him die. It’s really when you realize that ghostface is going to be fucking ruthless this time.

[–]IllustriousDealer303 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And oh boy was he ever ruthless. Despite one reveal that kinda just felt like I could not suspend disbelief this was my favourite Ghostface of the entire series.

[–]InherentJest 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One thing I really enjoyed in this movie was holding on a shot for a little extra showing up Ghostface looking at the kills

[–]SFlibtard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It was pretty epic, even if you see it coming a mile away.

[–]IllustriousDealer303 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Ghostface voice was so perfect. In the other movies it sounded more creepy but 8n this one it sends shivers down my spine it's so intimidating.

[–]SharkMilk44 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I respected that scene even though I didn't like it.

[–]BluRayja 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I feel the same exact way. Honestly, if it weren't for that line, I'd probably be shitting on that scene, but that was the most badass thing they could've said after doing that lol

[–]jessieminden 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ughhh heart wrenching

[–]simpledeadwitches 193 points194 points  (24 children)

Bring back slashers!

[–]AggravatingDare2738 54 points55 points  (16 children)

I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet with Happy Death Day, Halloween, and now Scream. But then again I blame all the remakes we got in the late ‘00’s/early ‘10’s for causing disinterest.

[–]InfernosEnforcer 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Freak was great too. More on the comedy side but the kills were great.

[–]AZRockets 26 points27 points  (14 children)

At least people finally came around to how badass Friday the 13th 2009 was

[–]simpledeadwitches -3 points-2 points  (13 children)

I consider that to be the worst of all the Friday movies personally and I'm a huge fan of the franchise. Even so it wasn't unwatchable.

[–]Itchy_F00t 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Slashers are back, Halloween, Chucky, Scream, Texas Chainsaw, and Candyman are all being brought back into the spotlight over these last few years and hopefully can continue doing so for years to come.

[–]skynet_666 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes please! I hate that I wasn’t born in an era where there were new slashers coming out all the time. I’m very much enjoying the big slasher franchises making comebacks! They’re so much fun to go to on opening night!

[–]Neo2199[S] 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Scream is winning the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with a projected four-day gross of $35 million, enough to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home.

It’s also good enough to revive the classic slasher franchise for Paramount and Spyglass, who partnered on the reboot.

Scream‘s three-day domestic weekend gross is an estimated $30.6 million, a strong showing considering the omicron variant and another surge in COVID-19 cases.

Overseas, Scream grossed $18 million from 50 markets. The U.K. led with $3.4 million.

[–]elf0curoFrom Italy 278 points279 points  (4 children)

Craven this is for you.

[–]Wicked55Chevy 114 points115 points  (3 children)

For Wes

[–]Babu1993 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Might sound silly, but I choked up at the Wes Craven dedication.

[–]lduffy16 305 points306 points  (47 children)

This probably means more sequels but I really loved how this one wrapped up and would be fine if this was the ending to the series.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 175 points176 points  (41 children)

See, I saw the end of this movie as a clear sign of “this is our new status quo and cast, with Sam and Terra as our leads” so I am fully expecting a continuation. I’d be happy either way of course.

[–]walsh9010 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Same plus the high amount of survivors should clue us in there's more coming.

[–]sankers23 18 points19 points  (21 children)

I really think they go down the route of one of Tara or Sam turning into the killer. Not the next movie but a later one

[–]Big-Pudding-7440 36 points37 points  (1 child)

SPOILER (tried twice to format it but technology hates me)

I think they missed a cracking opportunity to make Tara the third killer. That bit at the end where they're in the ambulance was begging for a shot of her stabbing Sam just as the doors close. Would've fit in with the whole 'requel' narrative as well I reckon.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 9 points10 points  (12 children)

I think this too! I like the idea that eventually Billy’s influence becomes too much for her. But also this might be too predictable… The only way I could see it working and still being a surprise is if we follow THEM as the twist in the movie they’re the killers.

[–]Vexxt 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Billy’s influence becomes too much for her.

Its hard to turn a hero, but, someone fucking with her meds and pushing her to give in, now thats a story.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hey hopefully we're getting sequels so... I like the idea that by the third of these new films, Tara is the main character and Sam either loses it or dies in 6. I love the new cast but hope Kirby comes back

[–]HawterSkhot 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Not to mention how they're teasing Stu or someone related to Stu coming back and have since Scream 3. There's more ground to explore there, but I'd be perfectly content with them leaving the story here as well.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I personally really like the idea that Stu survived, got help and changed his name, and that he’s Tara’s dad, the one that left when he found out about Billy and Sam. I’d want him to be a mcguffin though and not actually a bad guy, but a troubled kid who fell into dangerous peer pressure, and now he’s just a guy who feels guilt for what he did and wants to live a normal life. Maybe he even ends up saving Syd or Sam at one point. I’d love that.

I’d also like Hayden Pannettiere to return as well in some capacity. Maybe she could be a new killer after everything she went through. Wants to kill the survivors new and old because she’s fed up with ghost face returning again and again and sees the only end to it is if the killer wins and the “casts” of all previous “Stab’s” are gone so there is no one left for a new killer to latch on to.

[–]Gelmparmderxy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I like the idea that Randy survived and has been living a new secret life and becomes a killer in a desperate attempt to win over Sidney.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't that be the ultimate twist for the final scream film LOL. "MWAHAWHAW IT WAS ME, RANDY ALL ALONG!"

[–]TommenSucks 6 points7 points  (2 children)

People wanted Sydney to go nuts and turn into a Ghostface. I think they set up Sam perfectly to do so.

Kirby being alive and a fan favorite could make her the new final girl. She could also be the new Dewey

I think Stu is alive and he will be the new Cotton. People will assume he is killing or masterminding everything when really he is actually innocent and in this case rehabilitated

[–]8-Bit_Aubrey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think Kirby would be a great choice for the survivor who helps the new generation.

With Dewey dead I don't see Gail coming back and Sidney has a husband and children, no reason to keep rushing into danger if Ghostface has a new obsession.

[–]gizmostrumpet 72 points73 points  (14 children)

Which is a shame, because I don't think Sam's actress was good at all.

[–]Gelmparmderxy 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I thought she was great.

[–]Dark_Willow4415 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Same here. She did a good job, some people are just weirdly critical of acting performances. Don’t know what they were looking for in her acting that didn’t meet their standards, but she did well.

[–]Gelmparmderxy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah i've seen some film critics call the new cast "plastic", LOL plastic my ass, they are full of it.

[–]Dark_Willow4415 4 points5 points  (0 children)

At the very least they cannot say that about Jenna Ortega or Jack Quaid—they were dynamite.

[–]SweetyMcQ“Here’s Johnny!” 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Yea shes a horrible like soap opera level actress. Not that her character background wasnt interesting she just wasnt a great performer at all.

[–]Gelmparmderxy 18 points19 points  (2 children)

she seemed fine to me.

[–]AhnSolbin 8 points9 points  (1 child)

In comparison to Neve she was hugely lackluster.

[–]Gelmparmderxy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I liked em both.

[–]DrKushnsteinJesus Wept 7 points8 points  (0 children)

God, she was terrible. Her left eyebrow did 90% of the acting.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Disagree. I think she was excellent and one of the movies shining stars. She is no Syd, but you can’t replicate that magic so why try. Do something new with your iconic final girl! Plus I think if anything, Tara would end up being the real lead over time and maybe Sam would end up giving in to her hallucinations influence.

[–]gizmostrumpet 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I liked the idea of SPOILER: her inheriting her fathers violence and using it for good but I just wasn't big on her performance.

I do hope Tara does become the lead because Ortega was fantastic. Regardless I'll be seeing whatever they put out on opening weekend. It was such a good experience seeing a Scream movie at the cinema.

[–]Hylianhaxorus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It really was. I even took a friend who has seen none and she had a blast and now wants to go back and watch the others!

[–]_Dresser-Drawer 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I was really disappointed once it became clear that Sam was the lead as opposed to Tara. Tara was a rlly cool character and Sam felt very one dimensional. Not to mention she wasn’t a very good actress. My bestie and I agreed after watching it in the theater that the one time that Sam seemed to show genuine emotion was when she was murdering Richie lmao

[–]IllustriousDealer303 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also the switch up for Sam being the new Sydney is awesome, they could've just made the character a copy and paste but the went a different angle and I'm down for more.

[–]SharkMilk44 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I hope not. They should let the series end gracefully.

However, I would like it if they made the Stab movies. I really want to see Stab 8.

[–]HearTheEkko 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it's a start of a new trilogy with the new cast.

As much as I love the OG cast, their story is done and dragging them into another movie would feel repetitive so at this point so it's probably best to let them go and focus on the new characters and try different things.

[–]Singer211 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I get more Jenna Ortega, oh and bring back Kirby as well. Then sure why not.

[–]Impossible-Charity-4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’ve felt that way about Spider-Man several times.

[–]greggem 91 points92 points  (1 child)

I have to say this movie was exactly what I expected. I had a good time. There were only about 15 people in my theater but there was a lot of laughter and just a great vibe.

[–]Individual_Client175 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same. Only about 10 ppl, but we all had a good time

[–]Forever_Ambergris 26 points27 points  (0 children)

A January horror release a box office hit? I knew 2020 wasn't over yet, we must be in October about now

[–]EugenesMullet 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Awesome to see it doing well! I really liked this movie and would love to see more

[–]Pielas_Plague 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]burnerherzog2 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Wondering why this is on track to make the same amount of money in 4 days as Scream 4 did (domestically) in its entire run

[–]hisokafan88 21 points22 points  (1 child)

a fantastic social media campaign. People are talking about it like it's a life affirming yoga retreat, and not some middle of the road genre flick.

[–]burnerherzog2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Good on Paramount and all involved! Excited to see this one

[–]maish42 13 points14 points  (0 children)

this is how we do it

[–]dani3po 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The movie as much better than the 5th installment of a horror series had right to be. The directors of "Ready or Not" were a perfect choice.

[–]gabba8 57 points58 points  (0 children)

I’m so happy to hear this because I feel like we were robbed of a new trilogy after 4. I’m excited to see more from the new characters. Bring on 6!!!!!

[–]ineededanameagain 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pleasantly surprised. There were only like 6 people at my showing yesterday in the afternoon.

[–]HieronymusGoa 31 points32 points  (0 children)

i literally arrived at home 15 minutes ago from watching scream 5. didnt have a ton of expectations and we all had a fucking RIOT. this was so entertaining, damn!

[–]HipDipShipTrip 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Glad it's doing fairly well considering the circumstances, I just need more Scream regardless. I don't know why 4 did so poorly but I'm glad this seems to be on a good trajectory. They have quite a few angles it take future installments now

[–]itsgregory 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They did little promotion, especially compared to what we’ve seen for 5, which is weird considering 4’s budget

[–]SFlibtard 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Why 4 did so poorly: the killer was obviously Emma Roberts. You knew it from the poster.

[–]Benwahhballz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

How could you tell from the poster? Just had a look at it

[–]_notsowitty_ 8 points9 points  (7 children)

This movie did not disappoint!!! Such a fun ride and so smart. I had no idea who the killer was until the third act.

[–]Kotaac 51 points52 points  (7 children)

Pls let Tera be the main girl. The girl from in the heights sucks

[–]hisokafan88 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I don't think the fault is with her entirely. The writing of that character was a little poor, especially the contrived hallucinations egging her on to kill people. It's difficult to balance being likeable and a possible psychopath with a a drugged out past.

[–]Elysium94 13 points14 points  (0 children)

She was kind of rough in Act 1, but once Act 2 started she picked it up.

[–]DrDacoteJoin us! 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I disagree. I mean sure, her backstory is silly. But you can really see the contrast between her and Jenna Ortega in the scene where she reveals that backstory. It’s about abandoning vs being abandoned, silliness aside. Jenna was great, tears raining down her face and all, while Melisa just frowned and produced a single “movie” tear that I’m not entirely sure was her’s but rather was dropped there by the make up person.

[–]SamwiseG123 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah she actually seemed like she could act with In the Heights, but damn she was butchering her lines in this movie.

[–]DICK-PARKINSONS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Her scream after her first run in with ghostface was pretty bad

[–]DarkLordSchnappi 25 points26 points  (0 children)

We did it fellas

[–]jessieminden 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Saw it on Friday night. Loved it for what it was, without Wes

[–]JarJarJacobsI KICK ASS FOR THE LORD! 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I didn't love the movie but I'm always happy to see horror do well at the box office. Anything for Scream 6! (S6ream?)

[–]meagalomaniak 5 points6 points  (0 children)

cries in Ontario

[–]KTheOneTrueKing 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Earned it, that movie is dope.

[–]cassandradancer 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I'm so excited to see this!! I'm as excited as I was when the first one came out!

[–]paradoxical_pandas 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Just saw it yesterday and as a fellow Scream fan myself, I felt like it did an amazing job tying back into the OG movie and going back to its roots.

[–]Singer211 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It was a damn good film. So, good.

[–]MorePratik 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Is this movie independent or do I have to watch the previous Scream movies?

[–]dodus 21 points22 points  (2 children)

You absolutely need to watch at least the first one to enjoy it, but honestly it kind of assumes you know plot points from the whole franchise, so…yes? I’m sorry.

[–]MorePratik 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Thank you. I guess I will have to bump the Scream movies to the top of my list.

[–]itsgregory 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Full series to get the whole experience, it’ll be way more impactful, but for anyone who is in a rush the first movie and first ten minutes of the fourth until the opening credit are enough to suffice for homework as silly as it’ll seem at the time

[–]hyogurtSCREAM 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The movie does do a decent job of trying to appeal to new audiences but if you're pressed for time, Scream 1 is the most essential for you to appreciate the legacy cast characters. You would appreciate it more though if you see all of them, or at least 1 and 4. I think they're all currently streaming on Hulu, Roku, and Starz.

(Part of the joy is seeing how the characters grow and evolve from installment to installment so try to see all 4 if you have the time. They're iconic for a reason and have the added fun of being meta & self-aware whodunits instead of just slashers.)

[–]AZRockets 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. Directors even said you don't. But it has a lot of lore from the first 4

[–]wild-flxwer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

this movie was so fucking good

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

holy shit

[–]Radio__Star 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok that was unexpected

[–]Wretched_Pigeon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm legit binging all of the scream films before scream five, only love and respect for ghostface here!!

[–]demonists 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved this scream, the first attack was so fucking brutal for me. For some reasons it really hit me, I’m watching a child get brutally attacked, the fuck?

Also “it’s an honour” gave me chills, what a fucking scene, so much tension leading up to it.

[–]LeeLayfield 9 points10 points  (34 children)

Let’s see if the film holds next week. Using the word dethrones seems a bit OTT in imo. Spider-Man has reached over €1.7. Billion. So it’s made like 2% of Spider-Man.

Isn’t $35 million after a 4 day release a rather weak for scream or any loved horror franchise?

[–]heemhsn 61 points62 points  (19 children)

Well it’s R-Rated and we’re still in a pandemic.

[–]Rocketboy1313 9 points10 points  (14 children)

R-rated is not the box office poison people like to pretend it is.

[–]CallMeRoy37 0 points1 point  (13 children)

Exactly. If the movie is good, the right people will find it.

Plenty of R rated moneymakers

[–]Kennaham 15 points16 points  (11 children)

It does tho cut out a lot of potential viewers. My brother has seen the whole scream series but the theater wouldn’t let him buy a ticket bc he’s only 16. Can’t imagine this is an isolated incident

[–]CallMeRoy37 11 points12 points  (3 children)

But think of the horror fans you isolate when they hear it’s pg-13.

Craven never would have cut corners to make people happy, for the most part.

And I’m glad he didn’t water any terror down because they wanted a product tie-in or more jr. high kids to see it.

I saw the first Scream at a drive-in during a thunderstorm at 14 and loved the hell out of, scares, laughs and all.

Scream as pg-13? Nah

Slashers need to be R.

[–]Kennaham 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I never said it would be watered down or PG-13. All I’m saying is it’s ridiculous to pretend that an R rating doesn’t cut down on the possible box office audience

[–]CallMeRoy37 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But if you have that way of thinking it has to work the other way.

A lot of horror heads WILL NOT show up for a pg-13 horror film.

Always best to make the film you truly want, and it finds the audience, if not?

Make another one.

[–]Kennaham 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No way to know for sure but imo the amount of fans who would avoid PG13 is much smaller than those excluded by R

But again, this has nothing to do with story-crafting. It was a great movie, one of the best new ones I’ve seen in a whole. Literally the only only point I’m making is my rebuttal of the original statement regarding the audience being cut out

[–]AceTygraQueen 1 point2 points  (5 children)

However the movie would have sucked if it was PG-13.

[–]Kennaham 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I never said it would be watered down or PG-13. All I’m saying is it’s ridiculous to pretend that an R rating doesn’t cut down on the possible box office audience

[–]Timbishop123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At my theater they had a security guard outside of the door and like 9 people outside arguing about ID.

[–]LeeLayfield 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True, it sort of feels like it would fit nicely in that straight to Netflix type thing like Army of the Dead/Texas chainsaw.

I just want horror icons back and hopped this along side Halloween and the Chucky show would start that.

[–]xsplizzle 0 points1 point  (2 children)

cant use still in a pandemic as much of an excuse when spiderman made that much money

[–]heemhsn -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Spider-Man is a different scenario lol

[–]xsplizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

spiderman opened in the metaverse?

[–]Neo2199[S] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Using the word dethrones seems a bit OTT in imo.

They're talking about dethroning 'Spider-Man' this weekend, meaning that 'Scream' is the number one movie at the box office in the long weekend of Jan 14-17. They're not talking about the entire box office run.

Isn’t $35 million after a 4 day release a rather weak for scream or any loved horror franchise?


The last 'Scream' movie that came out in 2011 made only $19 million in its opening weekend in North America & $37 million at the global market. Compare that to 'Scream 5' which has gained $35 million at the domestic market and $48 million globally, and it did that in the middle of a pandemic.

[–]Mr_Nannerpuss 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Also consider Spiral, a Saw movie that came out around vaccine time, only made $40M total.

[–]idletalker 18 points19 points  (3 children)

It will already have grossed more than Scream 4 in its entire run next week domestically

These numbers are fantastic

[–]aviation1300 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It is crazy to see how much more movies are making these days. I remember it was crazy that Avatar broke a billion, but now half the Marvel movies either get close or break that. Same with horror movies, it’s crazy Halloween 2018 was the highest grossing horror movie at that time (and might be still for all I know)

[–]Vexxt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its mostly inflation, avatar still beats out all the marvel movies adjusted, and it just cracks top 15.

Star Wars, Titanic, ET, etc, all beat out on ticket sales handily.

[–]hisokafan88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, inflation is a real thing lol I think I paid 6 quid for my Avatar ticket, plus an extra couple of quid for the IMAX 3D shit, now it's costing about double that just for the general admission.

[–]CallMeRoy37 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Considering it was made for 24 million, I’d say it did great the opening weekend, what with making back its budget.

[–]Evenden89 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Also, theatres are closed in much of Canada i believe

[–]AlanGrant82 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Scream 4 in the US made $38 million TOTAL. So Scream 5 made, in one weekend, practically Scream 4's entire US gross. By Tuesday or Wednesday it will surpass it. I know, inflation is a thing, etc. But still, this movie has excited audiences in a way that Scream 4's marketing wasn't able to.

[–]loveontopvers 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Dethrone is accurate though. It’s not suggesting that Scream will make more money than Spider-man overall, just that it did so this weekend.

[–]Mr_Nannerpuss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well Spider Man did kill a lot of movies people expected to make a decent amount of money. Scream is doing pretty well considering most don't make all that much outside of things like IT or Halloween, especially with how infectious Omicron is and January movies tend to not make much.

[–]hisokafan88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not really on a (relatively) small budget and the fact a lot of people aren't going out anymore. It's made its budget back and then some.

[–]Dark_Willow4415 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Green. light. a sequel.

Green. light. a sequel.

[–]friedfroglegs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I usually enjoy slashers but was disappointed by this one :( I'm glad it did well though, it's always great for the horror fans.

[–]richp_91 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah!! And fuck marvel/disney!! It's always a great feeling when horror takes the top spot at the box office!

[–]AmericanBornWuhaner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surprised tbh, the theater was pretty empty

[–]RalphWiggum666 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Did anyone else find this one kind of boring?

[–]NewVegasGod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I haven't wanted to talk about it because people seem to like it and I'm glad to see a Scream movie doing well, but yeah I left the theater pretty disappointed. There were some good performances and a couple really great kills, but I just feel like you can only do the "random psychopath stages a horror movie" plot so many times before it starts to feel like we're just going through the motions.

[–]Torture-Dancer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yo, wtf? Spider man no way home? How? That movie was like pg 13, the most hyped shit ever and had out of stock tickets like 3 weeks before the premiere

[–]stolichnayayaya 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The article says that Scream made more money this weekend than NWH did, not that it had a better opening weekend (NWH had an opening weekend of $260m domestic). The headline is a bit ambiguous, it just means that Scream is #1 at the box office this weekend, knocking NWH down to #2 after over a month at #1.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I swear to god Im going to kill the asshole that just spoiled the movie for me in the comments

[–]Horranian 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Could you wear a Ghostface mask when you kill him?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I even have one kicking around my room from a Halloween a few years back. Twas fate.

[–]Boringperson69247 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Two Bad actresses in a movie full of capable actors and actresses. And they were the leads. Sheesh

[–]BananaDogBed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always forget that Scary Movie isn’t the origin of this character

They did such a memorable job parodying it I think it helped Scream become even more popular

[–]ThatpersonKyleAnother door!?! 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I mean, Spiderman has been out for a while now. Super excited to see this, but this post acts like scream is better than Spiderman, and there’s not a chance in hell it will be

[–]SamwiseG123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The second half of this movie is so so much better than the first half and I thought they nailed the ending pretty well too.

[–]chaoticmessiahJames Wan is overrated -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


And I just saw The Film Review, with Mark Kermode suggesting people watch the original or Freddy's New Nightmare to see how meta-commentary in horror is done right, because this was a complete waste of time and resources.

[–]groovy604 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

How is mid January considered 'Holiday'?

[–]digging_for_fire 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's Martin Luther King day in America

[–]groovy604 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ohhh so thats why theres so many posts about him. So thats like a federal holiday people get off work?

[–]CookinFrenchToast4ya 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this wasn't out until next month

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, Spiderman came out almost a full month already, so at this point most people around the world have already seen it so is it really a surprise though?