“Scream” debuted at No. 1 at the North American box office this weekend, knocking “Spider-Man: No Homecoming” off the top with $30.6 million in grosses. As it is a holiday in the US, the projection for the four days is US$ 35 million.
Overseas, the reboot-sequel raised an additional $18 million in 50 markets. The UK led with $3.4 million.
The film also enjoyed positive reviews, reaching a 75% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A feat for a franchise that is 25 years old and still undergoing changes in its creative stewardship – it was the first film not directed by Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015.
After leading ticket sales for four weeks, “Spider-Man: No Return Home” came in at No. 2 with $20.8 million. In all, the film reached $703.9 million, making it the fourth film to surpass the $700 million mark at the domestic box office.
The Sony and Disney/Marvel co-production also surpassed US$900 million internationally to end this Sunday (1/16) with an impressive global gross of US$1.62 billion.
Universal films follow, with the animated “Sing 2” ($8.3 million) and the female spy thriller “Agents 355” ($2.3 million).
“King’s Man: The Origin” appears disputing the 4th place with “As Agentes 355”, with practically the same revenue. The two have something else in common: they are considered commercial failures.