Thursday, June 13, 2024

Box Office Boffo Opening for “Scream 5” Looking to Scare Up $40 Mil Weekend


For Neve Campbell, this is a real “Party of Five.”

The fifth edition of “Scream” scared up $10 million on Friday night. Adding that to the $3.5 million from Thursday previews, “Scream,” titled the same as the original “Scream” in 1996, will shoot for a $40 million weekend.

Paramount, which hasn’t had a hit (or a release, really) since “A Quiet Place, Part 2,” needs this like a French foreign legion soldier needs water in the desert. (They did have “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “PAW Patrol,” but you know what I mean.)

Now, they’re back in business, which will include two Tom Cruise blockbusters this year.

So you scream, we scream, we all scream for “Scream 5.” Oh, and that Neve Campbell reference: before you were born she was in a TV series called “Party of Five” with Matthew Fox, who was subsequently eaten by the smoke monster (long story).

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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