For the first time since 2000, a Scream film has topped the domestic box office. Per Deadline, the “requel” of the popular slasher franchise earned $36 million over the 4-day MLK holiday weekend, enough to bump Spider-Man: No Way Home from its month-long perch at No. 1.
Scream’s take was considerably more than Scream 4’s paltry $18 million opening back in 2011, actually close to its $38 million total domestic box office, and more on par with the openings for Scream 2 ($32.9 million in 1997) and Scream 3 ($34.7 million in 2000).
Critics and audiences awarded the fifth entry in the long-running series with a 76% and 84% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, ensuring the film has at least some legs throughout the next month or so.
Spider-Man may have dropped to No. 2, but he continues to play like a champ. The Web-Head collected another $26 million over the 4-day weekend bringing its domestic total to a whopping $704 million, making it the fourth highest-grossing film ever (domestically speaking) ahead of Black Panther ($700 million) and behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million), Avengers: Endgame ($858 million), and Avatar ($760 million).
Worldwide, Spidey swung past $1.625 billion having collected $926.3 million abroad. It became the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico with $72 million, the No. 2 movie of all time in Brazil ($50.4 million), Central America ($12.6 million), and Ecuador ($7.9 million). Again, this is all without China where the film has yet to — and may never — open.
Meanwhile, Sing 2 continues its surprising run. The animated sequel collected another $11 million over the 4-day frame, despite being available on PVOD, and has earned an impressive $122.1 million after four weeks.
DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
1.) Scream (Par) 3,664 theaters Fri $13.3M/Sat $10.1M/ Sun $8.1M/Mon $4.5M/3-day $31.5M, 4-day $36M/Wk 1
2.) Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) 3,925 (-87) theaters, Fri $5.2M (-38%) /Sat $8.675M/Sun $6.9M/Mon $5.2M/3-day $20.8M (-36%)/4-day $26M/Total: $703.9M/Wk 4
3.) Sing 2 (Uni/Ill) 3,581 (-132) theaters, Fri $1.79M (-33%)/Sat $3.57M/Sun $2.89M/Mon $2.75M/3-day $8.27M (-29%)/4-day $11M/Total: $122.1M/Wk 4
4.) The King’s Man (20th/Dis) 2,510 (-530) theaters Fri $639K (-29%)/Sat $937K /Sun $743K/Mon $654K/ 3-day $2.3M (-28%)/4-day $2.9M /Total $29.3M/Wk 4
5.) The 355 (Uni/FilmNation) 3,145 theaters, Fri $670K (-61%)/Sat $950K/Sun $720K/Mon $470K/3-day $2.34M (-49%)/4-day $2.8M /Total $8.9M/Wk 2
6.) American Underdog (LG) 2,512 (-335) theaters, Fri $500K (-30%)/3-day: $1.6M (-21%)/4 day $2.26M/Total: $21.067M/Wk 4
7.) Belle (GKIDS) 1,326 theaters Fri $727K/Sat $486K/Sun $432K/Mon $395K/3-day $1.64M/4-day $2.04M/Wk 1
8.) West Side Story (20th/Dis) 1,460 (-830) theaters, Fri $238K (-38%)/Sat $386K/Sun $324K/Mon 3-day $948K (-31%)/4-day $1.15M/Total $33.9M/Wk 6
9.) Licorice Pizza (UAR) 772 theaters, Fri $252K (-11%)/Sat $360K/Sun $270K/Mon $203k/3-day $883K (-10%)/4-day $1.086M/Total $9.8M/Wk 8
10.) Matrix Resurrections (WB) 1,725 (-1,150) theaters, Fri $220K (-55%) /Sat $340K/Sun $255K/Mon3-day $815K (-56%)/4 day $1M/Total: $36M/Wk 4