Scream crofts No 1, but fails to strike horror into "Spider-Man" with $30.6mln debut

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Scream crofts No 1, but fails to strike horror into "Spider-Man" with $30.6mln debut

After crofting No 1 for a long one-month in the box office, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” had finally stopped webbing other movies off the chart following a $30.6 million debut of “Scream,” as spider-man finally found a match.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” casted by ‘Doctor Strange’ (Benedict Cumberbatch) apart from a new Peter Parker (Tom Holland) having had an estimated budget of $200 million, had fetched roughly an eye-popping $260.1 million on opening weekend in the US and Canada, while its earnings had grossed about $700.29 million so far in N.

America and a jawdropping $1.622 billion across the globe. Nonetheless, although, industry experts remained sceptical on long-term returns of Paramount Pictures’ “Scream,” even as the series had been a reliable cash cow for Miramax Films, the self-described ‘requel’ which happens to be the fifth film in the franchise, had reportedly shelved a $30.6 million in ticket sales over the opening weekend in the US and Canada, below a previous forecast of $35 million.

“Scream” has had an estimated budget of $24 million.

Spider Man leaves No 1 space for Scream after long one month

Significant reasons were lurking behind growing cynicism on the “Scream” requel despite a modest debut as cited by industry experts, as this “Scream” was the first film in the series which had not been directed by Wes Craven, who had passed away in 2015.

Besides, latest ‘Scream’ requel came against the backdrop of an acquisition of Miramax Films by Spyglass Media Group, which had produced the new film of the series in collaboration with Paramount Pictures. Nevertheless, although, the movie features its previous cast members such as a well-probed Canadian actress Neve Campbell along with American actor David Arquette aside from Courtney Cox, yet a new addition of Mexican actress Jenna Ortega, 19, as well as Melissa Barrera, 31, alongside and Jack Quaid among others, could potentially undermine the movie’s earning potential, suggested industry experts.