'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

Film Review - Scream
Posted at 1:13 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-16 14:13:21-05

NEW YORK (AP) — After a month at the top of the box office, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken by “Scream."

Sunday studio estimates say the Paramount Pictures reboot grossed $30.6 million over the weekend.

Paramount forecasts that “Scream” will total $35 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

That made for a solid revival for the self-aware slasher franchise kickstarted with the 1996 original.

Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” slipped to second place but continued to rise in the record books.

It grossed $20.8 million in its fifth weekend of release.

On Monday, it's predicted to pass “Black Panther” for fourth highest-grossing film domestically ever, with more than $700 million in ticket sales.

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