Sunday, January 16, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: SCREAM Takes Down SPIDER-MAN Over MLK Weekend

Weekend Box-Office: SCREAM Takes Down SPIDER-MAN Over MLK Weekend

While "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is still going strong at the box-office, the MLK weekend was dominated by the new "Scream" sequel, which also managed to break the holiday weekend record for a horror film.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

The fifth "Scream" installment opened in 3,664 theaters and conquered the North American box-office with $30.6 million. The film is projected to gross $35 million over the four-day holiday frame, making it the highest-grossing horror debut over MLK since "Mama" ($32.1 million). It also raked in antoher $18 million from 50 overseas markets. Compared to previous franchise installments, the new film is on par with "Scream 2" ($32.9 million in 1997), and "Scream 3" ($34.7 million in 2000), and outperformed "Scream 4" ($18.6 million in 2011). The 2022 "Scream" received a positive reception from critics (75% on Rotten Tomatoes), and moviegoers mostly enjoyed it ("B+" CinemaScore).

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" fell from the top spot for the first time after five weeks. The film grossed $20.8 million over the 3-day (36% drop) and a projected $26 million over the 4-day. After the MLK extended holiday weekend, its domestic total would sit at around $704 million, surpassing "Avengers: Infinity War" ($678.8 million) and "Black Panther" ($700.4 million), and becoming the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time. Internationally, the film added another $33.4 million over the weekend, and its international total has reached $926.3 million. Its worldwide tally now sits at $1.6 billion.

The animated sequel "Sing 2" fell to third place with $8.2 million (28.7% drop). It's projected to gross around $11 million for the four-day. The film's domestic total has reached $122.1 million, while overseas it raked in a total of $96 million.

"The 355" finished in fourth place with $2.3 million (49% drop) for the 3-day and $2.8 million for the 4-day.

The Top 5 is rounded out by "The King's Man" with $2.3 million (28% drop) for the 3-day and $3 million for the 4-day.

The weekend's only other new wide release, the anime film "Belle" opened in sixth place with $1.6 million over the weekend from 1,326 theaters, and a projected $2 million for the extended holiday frame. The film received rave reviews from critics (95% Rotten Tomatoes).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Scream $30.6M $30.6M $18M $24M
2 Spider-Man: No Way Home $20.8M $698.7M $926.3M $200M
3 Sing 2 $8.2M $119.3M $96.2M $85M
4 The 355 $2.3M $8.4M $2.6M $75M
5 The King's Man $2.3M $28.6M $63.8M N/A
6 Belle $1.6M $1.6M $58.2M N/A
7 American Underdog $1.6M $21M N/A N/A
8 West Side Story $0.9M $33.7M $23.7M $100M
9 Licorice Pizza $0.8M $9.5M $4.2M $40M
10 The Matrix Resurrections $0.8M $35.8M $104.2M $190M


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