Scream VI has a chance to set the biggest domestic box office record for a franchise during its opening weekend, with the highly anticipated film aiming to gross over $35 million.
The new film, starring Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Hayden Panettiere, opens on March 10 and could break the record held by 2000’s Scream 3, which grossed $34.7 million in its debut.
2022’s Scream made $30 million in its domestic release, and with much fanfare surrounding the franchise’s latest offering, Scream VI could top that record.
The latest film comes 26 years after the original and transports the action from Woodsboro to the gritty streets of New York.
The official synopsis reads: “Four survivors of the Ghostface murders leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start in New York City.”
Could it be your favorite scary movie? Scream VI has a chance to set the best domestic box office record for a franchise during its opening weekend, with the highly anticipated film set to gross $35 million+
“However, they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when a new assassin goes on a bloody rampage.”
Scream VI’s biggest competition for box office earnings will be Creed III, with the 65th sci-fi dinosaur flick also releasing this weekend.
Coming after Courteney spilled some juicy new details about the upcoming horror sequel.
The actress revealed that she will face Ghostface, the masked serial killer.
Several different characters have donned the Ghostface mask over the course of the film series, with their identities eventually being revealed.
However, Courteney revealed that in Scream IV, for the first time, her character Gale Weathers will have to fend off Ghostface without knowing who he is.
“I have a really good scene with Ghostface and it was amazing. Obviously I’ve been stabbed a lot and all that, but this time, working with Ghostface and not knowing who’s under the mask, it was a lot of fun,” he said in a new interview with Variety. “Usually when I get stabbed, I know who it is.”
Courteney is the only star from the first Scream movie to remain with the franchise until the new movie.
Gale Weathers: The new film, starring Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Hayden Panettiere, will be released on March 10.
Current leader: Scream VI can break the record held by 2000’s Scream 3 (pictured), which grossed $34.7 million in its debut
Her ex-husband, David Arquette, who she first became a couple with while making the original Scream, was in the first five images before he was killed off.
Meanwhile, Neve Campbell, who became a bold name through the slasher series, refused to be in Scream VI for money.
Neve revealed in an interview with Deadline last year that he turned down an offer to return to Scream VI because he felt his salary was insufficient.
Departure: Neve Campbell, who became a bold name through the slasher series, refused to be in Scream VI for money (originally pictured)
“As a woman, I’ve had to work very hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream,” she said.
“I felt that the offer that was presented to me was not equivalent to the value that I brought to the franchise,” explained the 49-year-old actress.
Until now it had been inextricably associated with the franchise, which has grossed more than $744 million cumulatively worldwide.
Consequently, Courteney had to make a Scream movie without Neve for the first time, and in her new interview with Variety she said of the experience: “I’ve missed working with her, but I’m going to stand by whatever she thinks is right.”