‘Spider-Man’ Finally Meets His Match As ‘Scream’ Reboot Scares Up A $30.6 Million No. 1 Debut

‘Spider-Man’ Finally Meets His Match As ‘Scream’ Reboot Scares Up A $30.6 Million No. 1 Debut
After a full month atop the charts and a string of shattered box-office records in its wake, Spider-Man: No Way Home was finally toppled from its box-office throne over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The culprit: A reboot of the seemingly dead-and-buried Scream horror franchise, which seemed to gasp its last breath after the disappointing Scream 4 just over a decade ago. With returning stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, the fifth Ghostface meta-chiller, simply titled Scream, scared up $30.6 million during its opening weekend and is projected to earn $35 million by the time the Monday holiday is factored in.

When the first Scream debuted back in 1996, it was a surprise hit with teenage ticket-buyers and horror aficionados who appreciated its one-two punch as both a bloody good slasher movie and a send-up of that genre thanks to original director Wes Craven. Twenty-five years and three diminishing-returns sequels later,
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