‘Scream VI’ knocked ‘Creed III‘ out of the top spot at the domestic box office, grossing $19.3 million from 3,675 locations on its opening day (including $5.7 million in previews). ‘Scream VI’ scored a franchise record opening weekend of $43.5 million, higher than the $32 million that “Scream 2” earned when it debuted back in 1997.
‘Scream VI’ is set in New York City, where former Woodsboro victims (played by Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Courteney Cox), have relocated. Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin returned to direct ‘Scream VI’, along with writers Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt.
Following ‘Scream VI’ and ‘Creed III’, the top five at the box office consisted of Columbia Pictures’ ’65’ starring Adam Driver, which landed in third place in its opening. Fourth place went to go to Disney’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.’ The Marvel entry, now in its fourth weekend of release, looks to surpass the $200 million mark at the domestic box office. Universal’s ‘Cocaine Bear‘ rounded out the top five on domestic charts, pushing its domestic gross earnings to $51 million.