‘Scream VI’ tops box office with franchise-best $44.5M

In a major success for its studio, the sixth installment of the “Scream” horror movie franchise, “Scream VI,” has topped the box office with a franchise-best of $44.5 million in its opening weekend.

The film, which stars Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton, follows a group of friends who are stalked by a masked killer. The movie has been widely praised for its intensely suspenseful plot and innovative use of horror movie tropes.

The previous “Scream” installment, “Scream V,” earned $26.2 million when it opened in 2011. “Scream VI” has more than doubled that figure, making it a huge success for its studio. The film has been credited with reviving the franchise and giving it a much needed shot in the arm.

The success of “Scream VI” is a testament to the power of the horror genre. The film has been a hit with critics and audiences alike, and its success at the box office shows that there is still an appetite for horror films.

“Scream VI” has also been a success for its cast. Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell have received rave reviews for their performances, while Marley Shelton has been praised for her portrayal of the killer. David Arquette's performance has also been widely praised.

The success of “Scream VI” is a great sign for the future of the franchise. With its strong box office performance, the film has proven that the franchise still has plenty of life left in it. It's likely that there are more “Scream” films in the works, and fans of the franchise will be eagerly awaiting them.