Scream VI Calls Up Franchise-Record Global Bow With $67M+; Creed III Rocks To $179M+ WW International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Paramount/Spyglass Media’s Scream VI has slashed its way to a franchise-record opening at the global box office with $67.1M, topping Scream 3 for the best in the bunch of this long-running Kevin Williamson-created series. At the international box office, it also set a franchise-best start with $22.6M from 53 markets, a whopping 60% above the 2022 Scream. Domestic, too, was a record launch.

The return of Ghostface scored the best start for the franchise in 29 individual markets, including the UK, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands.

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From filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and starring Wednesday phenom Jenna Ortega, Scream VI’s best unmasking was in the UK with $3.6M from 627 locations, 22% over last year’s entry. France debuted to $3.5M at 427, 110% above Scream 2022. Both the UK and France landed No. 2 bows behind Creed III which showed strong holding power (more on that below).

Australia gave Scream VI a No. 1 start with $2M from 262 sites, 45% ahead of last year’s Scream. Mexico also grossed $2M, at No. 2, for 55% more scares than the previous film; and Brazil had a No. 1 launch with $1.8M (55% over Scream). 

Paramount worked a terrific marketing campaign, including scary stunts like this one:

Overall this weekend, however, it was MGM’s Creed III that was tops internationally with $24M from 75 markets. Released by Warner Bros overseas (save the Nordics), the threequel had a 43% drop and in like-for-likes is still tracking ahead of its predecessors: 110% over Creed and 35% above Creed II. The international cume through Sunday is $78M with global at $179.4M.

France continues to lead play with $12.4M, followed by the UK ($11.3M), Germany ($7.9M), Italy ($5.9M) and Mexico ($5.9M). 

Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has reached $249.6M internationally after a $9.8M weekend in 52 markets (-56%). The global cume to date is $447.6M. In like-for-likes, excluding China, Quantumania has exceeded the first Ant-Man movie’s full run by 10% and is 13% below Ant-Man and The Wasp’s ultimate tally. 

The Top 5 markets are China ($39M), the UK ($22.1M), Mexico ($17.4M), France ($12.6M) and Korea ($12.5M).


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