‘Scream VI’ has lived up to everyone’s high expectations, as its commercial and critical performance thus far has been outstanding. It has surpassed expectations, and critics have praised it as a remarkable R-rated horror thriller for the star cast’s outstanding performance and thrilling horror action sequences. Despite the dominance of ‘Creed III’ at the box office, the film has performed well and appears to be setting new standards for the franchise to the filmmakers.
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According to reports, ‘Scream VI’, the direct sequel to ‘Scream 2022’, released by Paramount in over 3600 theaters in the USA on March 10, 2023, has grossed an impressive $19.3 million on its first day (incl. $5.7 million from Thursday night previews) and $44.50 million during its opening weekend in North America, which is remarkable and beyond expectations, especially considering its small budget, and also a record-breaking achievement for the franchise. Overall, it has so far grossed $108.16 million domestically and $60.80 million overseas, for a global total of $168.96 million.
Reports indicate that the production cost of ‘Scream VI’ was only $35 million, but the makers spent a significant amount on prints and advertising— it puts the break-even point at $100 million. Regardless of whether we consider production costs or break-even figures, ‘Scream VI’ has performed exceptionally well, achieving HIT status at the box office. And also going to make an immense profit for the makers as the lifetime theatrical expectations are sky-level. Regarding the film’s opening records, it is currently the third-highest-grossing opening of the year, trailing only ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and ‘Creed III’.
When considering the records for the entire franchise, ‘Scream VI’ has surpassed all previous films in every aspect. The film’s opening weekend gross has already surpassed that of ‘Scream 3’ ($34.71 million), and ‘Scream 3’s $161.83 million lifetime global record as well. The outstanding performance of ‘Scream VI’, despite its small budget, is a great success for the makers. And likely to motivate them to continue developing this profitable franchise.
Talking about the critical response, ‘Scream VI’ has received a 6.7/10* rating on IMDb based on over 66k+ votes, while on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 77% based on 286 critic reviews.