Scream Earns $30.6 Million At US Box Office, Dethroning Spider-Man For The First Time

Scream was produced on a $25 million budget, so it's off to a great start.

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For the first time since it debuted in mid-December, Sony's Spider-Man: No Way Home is no longer the biggest movie at the box office in the US. Paramount's new Scream, the first new entry in the series since 2011's Scream 4, is projected to make $30.6 million this four-day holiday weekend, dethroning Spider-Man: No Way Home ($26 million projected).

Variety, which obtained the numbers, said Scream's $30.6 million in the US is a "spectacular result" given that Scream was produced on a $25 million budget.

Paramount boss Chris Aronson said Scream directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett "re-invigorated the franchise for pre-existing fans and introduced it to new generation of fans." Aronson added: "We've heard anecdotally that people have seen the film more than once or are planning to see it multiple times."

As for No Way Home, the movie has now made more than $700 million in the US to rank as one of the most commercially successful films in US history. It's also in the top 10 for worldwide box office.

The new Scream brings back series stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, and it's the first new entry in the series since 2011's Scream 4. GameSpot's Scream review scored the film a 9/10.

"The kills remain brutal, and sometimes more so than the previous movies, the humor remains self-referential and sarcastic, and the tension never eases up from the opening minutes through the violent climax. This is a Scream movie, through and through," Chris Hayner wrote.

In other Spider-Man news, it's been revealed that No Way Home nearly featured other "big" characters.

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