Scream VI Hits $100 Million, First in Franchise in 26 Years

Ghostface has done it again at the box office. Thursday, “Scream VI” ticket sales in the United States will go over $100 million. It’s the first movie in the long-running slasher series to hit the coveted $100 million mark in 26 years since “Scream 2” ended its run in theaters with $101 million.

In the next few days, “Scream VI” will make more money than the first “Scream,” which made $103 million in 1996, when prices are not taken into account.

In March, Paramount and Spyglass brought the sixth chapter to the big screen. Its $44.5 million opening weekend broke all records for the franchise. “Scream VI” has also made $56.25 million overseas, bringing the total amount it has made to $156 million. The first “Scream” has still made the most money worldwide, with $173 million, followed by the second one, which made $172 million.

The latest movie cost $35 million to make, making it another hit for Paramount in the theaters. Five of the studio’s movies, including “The Lost City,” “Smile,” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” have made at least $100 million at the domestic box office in the last year.

“Scream VI,” which was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, is about the people who survived Ghostface’s killings and moved to New York City to start over. The movie stars Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and Hayden Panettiere. It is the first one in which Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, doesn’t appear. There were disagreements about her pay, so she didn’t play the part again.

“Scream VI” did well at the box office because it got good reviews and because horror movies are always popular. Executives did a great job promoting the movie by having the famous slasher Ghostface stand around scary U.S. landmarks. Some people called the police when they saw the masked murderer with a knife in real life. The prank was so real that it scared some people.