While the infamous horror movie franchise Scream It’s been a staple of cinematic culture since the first movie came out in 1996, and the latest installment in the series has proven to be potentially the strongest yet. According to a report from Collider, newly released Sixth scream It has so far made $5.7 million in Thursday night previews at 3,100 theaters, with weekend opening projections of around $35-40 million. This would make it the most profitable film in the entire franchise on that front, surpassing scream 3 (2000), which currently stands at the top with an opening weekend of $34.7 million.
Sixth scream It is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Oblin and Tyler Gillette, who also directed the fifth film, titled Scream which he considered both a direct follow-up to scream 4 And officially relaunch the story. The latest movie is packed with many stars like Jack Champion (Avatar: Water Road(Henry Czerny)ready or not), Josh Segara (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law), and Anthony Revolori (French Dispatch). Hayden Panettiere also returned for the third time as Kirby Reed during the series Scream Courteney Cox reprized her role as Gale Weathers. She also executive produced the movie. Jenna Ortega, who has been in the spotlight a lot with her iconic role in the hit Netflix series Wednesdayalso returned to the cast.
Radio Silence helped bring classic horror back to life
Bettenelli-Oplin and Gillet, the duo known as Radio Silence, helped bring the horror franchise to life with last year’s installment. Scream (2022), did well at the box office despite ongoing challenges with the pandemic. When the series debuted in the late 1990s, the hype that made the first three films such a success began to fade with Scream 4’s poor turnout and mixed response. It was clear that a refresher was needed to salvage what was still a cult classic, and luckily both directors were able to reinvigorate the formula that made the Ghostface killer story so successful to begin with.
It’s unclear how far the series will go, if it chooses to go the lengths of other classic horror franchises like Halloween, which sang its finale last year with its 13th film. The end of Halloween (2022). The horror film genre has been exceptionally strong lately, with both original works and sequels to franchises like this often beating out the competition at the box office, and Scream They’ve all mastered the tongue-and-cheek slasher movie.