Scream VI is hitting screens Friday, March 10, and early reports suggest that the film could see at least $35 million from its opening weekend. The latest Scream film will have big shoes to fill as the industry expects it to improve over 2022’s Scream, which debuted at $30 million. Scream VI will likely see steep competition as the box officer leader, Creed III, has firm control of ticket sales and is expected to have a decent holdover going into its second weekend.
Of course, something working in the film’s favor is that the long-running Scream horror series is very popular and found success last year with $81 million domestically. Following the success of 2022’s Scream, Paramount quickly crafted another installment, promoting this year’s film with the infamous knife-wielding masked murderer fans have openly embraced.
Scream VI tells the story of survivors looking for a fresh start in New York. However, things quickly turn as they stumble upon a new Ghostface killer and a bloody rampage. The latest installment stars Melissa Barrera, Jenny Ortega, and Courteney Cox, and sees the return of Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed. It