After a quiet few weeks at the UK box office outside of the dominance of Spider-Man: No Way Home (which continues to dominate with another £3.2m) 18-rated Scream jumps into second place.
For an 18-rated film, that is the 5th inline from the original film which debuted almost 25 years ago this is a fantastic result.
Taking £2.5m across the weekend, the Paramount Pictures release is already the highest 18 rated release since the Pandemic era began in March 2020.
On Friday it took the number one spot for its opening and in the US the film also opened to last week to a terrific £22m ($30.6m) on top of the $18m ($13.25m) from other international markets for a running total of approx. £35.7m (approx. $48 m).
Paramount are in or should be a strong year with the Tom Cruise vehicles Top Gun: Maverick, Mission Impossible 7 also due to release.
Along with Jackass Forever and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and the studio must be happy with the start to 2022 it’s made so far after a poor end to 2021.
The budget rumoured for Scream is around $25-30m so it’s already made its budget back and heading into a profitable area for its second weekend.
The King’s Man from Disney hung onto 3rd place (without really much competition) with an extra £600k this weekend, for a total of £6.5m so far which has to be disappointing for the studio in its 3rd week,
Surprisingly Clifford: The Big Red Dog comes next with another £500k across sites and it now sits on £8m after 6 weeks released, and will surely see a huge reduction on the 28th when Sing 2 releases.
Scream performs incredibly well at the box office in both the UK and the US
Looking worldwide, The Matrix Resurrections finally dawned in China topping the box office with £5.4m ($7.5m), which added to another worldwide gross at the weekend of £8.1m ($11.1m).
The Warner Bros release now has a cumulative total of £76.7m ($104.2m) from international markets, £26.3m ($35.8m) in the US, £6.8 from the UK ($9.3m) for a grand total of £103m ($140).
For it to be classed as a success, it will had to have had a huge drive or subscription renewal for HBO Max in the US as its domestic total is not going to do that.
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