In a surprising turn of events, “Scream VI” has shattered franchise records with a global box office opening of over $67 million. The movie, which features the return of Neve Campbell’s iconic character Sidney Prescott, has been met with rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
The success of “Scream VI” comes at a time when some were questioning if the horror franchise had lost its voice. A recent article in The Atlantic suggested that the series had become formulaic and predictable, but the box office numbers prove otherwise.
“Creed III,” starring Michael B. Jordan, also had a successful opening weekend with over $179 million worldwide. The sports drama, which follows the son of Apollo Creed, has been praised for its emotional depth and powerful performances.
Despite the success of both films, “Scream VI” was the clear winner at the box office, earning an astonishing $44 million in its domestic debut. This marks a new franchise-best for the series, and proves that audiences still have an appetite for the iconic horror franchise.
Fans of the series were thrilled to see Campbell return to the role of Sidney Prescott, who has become one of horror’s most beloved heroines. The film also features a talented ensemble cast, including Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and newcomer Melissa Barrera.
“Scream VI” has set a new standard for the franchise, leaving fans eager to see what the future holds for Sidney Prescott and the rest of the “Scream” universe.