Spider-Man: No Way Home set the standard for blockbusters going into this winter. The superhero flick relied on strong performances by Tom Holland and Zendaya as well as an unpredictable script to become the fourth-highest grossing domestic film in history. Spidey’s run at the top had its throat slashed this weekend.
Scream, the reboot of the classic thriller franchise, took the top spot at this weekend’s box office. The campy slasher brought in $30.6 million since opening on January 14. The classic Scream cast of Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and others brought out moviegoers in droves.
Paramount head of domestic distribution Chris Aronson told Variety that fans old and new were excited about the movie. Many people have gone to see it multiple times. It’s been a film that has transcended generational tastes.
“They re-invigorated the franchise for pre-existing fans and introduced it to new generation of fans. We’ve heard anecdotally that people have seen the film more than once or are planning to see it multiple times.”
Spider-Man still pulled in an impressive $20.8 million over the weekend. The film is expected to top $700 million in box office receipts. That would put “No Way Home” in fourth place all time in the U.S.
Scream and Spider-Man: No Way Home have proven that the pandemic can’t keep fans away from the movie theater. If there is something good to see, people will come out. The creators of Scream are happy to see so many moviegoers enjoying their new fright fest.
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