The film Scream managed to topped the box office this week by shifting the dominance of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Monday (17/1/2022), on a four-day weekend, Scream is projected to earn a gross income of 35 million US dollars (Rp 499.6 billion).
It’s a good move to revive the classic Slasher franchise for Paramount and Spyglass. Scream’s gross income from the three-day weekend is estimated at US$30.6 million or around Rp. 436.9 billion. A normal number considering the surge in Omicron and other cases of Covid-19.
Outside America, Scream grossed 18 million US dollars (Rp 257 billion) in 50 territories, with the UK being the largest contributor. Scream’s target audience is young people, with the percentage of men dominating ticket buyers, although many are also women (53 percent versus 47 percent).
Furthermore, 67 percent of all ticket buyers are between 18 and 34 years old. This year’s Scream film managed to introduce their horror story. Moreover, the story is in demand by the new generation.
The film Scream is about a masked assassin who chases a group of teenagers trying to study the city.
Scream 2022 is directed by Matt Bettinello-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Then this film stars Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, Marley Shelton, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Heather Matarazzo and Roger L. As is known, Spider-Man: No Way Home has been at the top of the Box Office since late 2021 yesterday. With an estimated four-day revenue of 26 million US dollars, including 20.8 million US dollars for three days.
Although fifth and sixth Scream installments were discussed after the release of Scream 4 in 2011, Craven, writer Kevin Williamson, and executive producer Harvey Weinstein all cast doubts on their likelihood following the less-than-expected box office performance of the fourth film. A Scream television series was then produced, airing on MTV from 2015 to 2016 across two seasons, with a third season airing on VH1 in July 2019. After the 2017 sexual assault allegations against Weinstein and the closure of The Weinstein Company, the rights to the Scream franchise were acquired by Spyglass Media Group in November 2019, who confirmed a new film would be made. The following year, Williamson, who was returning as an executive producer, confirmed the film would not be a reboot, and Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett were hired to direct in March 2020. Campbell and Arquette were confirmed to be returning later that month, with Cox and the new cast members joining throughout the summer. After production was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, filming took place from September through November 2020 in North Carolina. To avoid story leaks, numerous versions of the screenplay were produced and several additional scenes were filmed.
Scream was theatrically released in the United States on January 14, 2022, by Paramount Pictures. The film has received positive reviews from critics, grossing $48 million, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2022. Critics praised the film as honoring Craven’s legacy and remaining a meta commentary on horror films, with some calling it the best of the Scream sequels.
Scream 5 – Cast
- Melissa Barrera as Samantha “Sam” Carpenter
- Kyle Gallner as Vince Schneider
- Mason Gooding as Chad Meeks-Martin
- Mikey Madison as Amber Freeman
- Dylan Minnette as Wes Hicks
- Jenna Ortega as Tara Carpenter
- Jack Quaid as Richard “Richie” Kirsch
- Marley Shelton as Sheriff Judy Hicks
- Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis
- Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy Meeks-Martin
- Sonia Ben Ammar as Liv McKenzie
- Reggie Conquest as Deputy Farney
- Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface
- Heather Matarazzo as Martha Meeks
- Chester Tam as Deputy Vinson
- Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers
- David Arquette as Dewey Riley
- Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
Additionally, horror bloggers James A. Janisse and Chelsea Rebecca from the YouTube channel Dead Meat cameo as film critics. When Richie is watching a YouTube video about Stab 8, the thumbnail beside it features a photograph of Hayden Panettiere as her Scream 4 character Kirby Reed, referring to her as a “Woodsboro Survivor”; Panettiere receives a “Special Thanks” credit for the photo.