The latest Scream franchise installment has achieved a major box office milestone. Scream VI crossed $100 million in domestic ticket sales on Thursday, making it the first in the slasher series to hit this milestone in 26 years. The previous film to achieve this feat was 1997’s Scream 2, which ended its theatrical run with $101 million.
In addition, Scream VI is set to overtake the original Scream from 1996, which grossed $103 million, as the highest-grossing entry in North America, not adjusted for inflation.
Breaking box office records and surpassing franchise milestones
While the first Scream still stands as the highest entry worldwide with $173 million, Scream VI is not far behind its predecessors.
The film premiered in March, was produced by Paramount and Spyglass, and had a record-breaking opening of $44.5 million. Its international box office gross is $56.25 million, bringing its global tally to $156 million.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Scream VI follows survivors of Ghostface’s murders as they leave Woodsboro for a new beginning in New York City.
The film stars Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and Hayden Panettiere. Neve Campbell, who played the iconic scream queen Sidney Prescott in the previous films, is absent from the film. Campbell did not reprise her role due to salary disputes.
Scream VI received positive reviews and was cleverly promoted by executives. The franchise’s notorious slasher Ghostface was sent to stand around U.S. landmarks ominously. The stunt was so believable that some onlookers called the police after spotting the knife-wielding masked murderer in person.
Samara Weaving’s candid revelation about filming intimate scenes on set
Samara Weaving, one of the stars of Scream VI, has opened up about the challenges of filming intimate scenes in Hollywood. Weaving, who plays the role of Beth in the latest installment of the horror franchise, revealed that one of her sex scenes was so “super awkward” that her co-star almost quit acting.
The Australian actress, who has been gaining popularity in Hollywood with roles in Scream VI and Babylon, has been candid about the challenges of her craft. She will also star in the upcoming film “Chevalier, which” released in the United States next month.
In Chevalier, Weaving plays Marie-Josephine de Montalembert, a wealthy woman with an unfortunate love affair with Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an enslaved African and a French plantation owner, played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Weaving’s revelation about the awkwardness of filming sex scenes is not uncommon in Hollywood, as many actors and actresses have spoken about the difficulties of these scenes in the past. However, it sheds light on the realities of performing in intimate scenes on set and the actors’ vulnerability.
The success of Scream VI and Weaving’s candidness about her craft’s challenges indicates the entertainment industry’s ongoing popularity and evolution. As Hollywood continues to push boundaries and create new content, audiences will be eager to see what comes next.