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Box Office: 'Scream' Opens to $3.5 Million in Thursday Previews

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Paramount’s ‘Scream’ has slashed into $3.5 million in Thursday previews.
“Scream” scared up $3.5 million in Thursday previews, a solid result for a franchise that is comfortably in its third decade. The Paramount and Spyglass Media slasher reboot is on pace to gross a bloody good $30 million in its opening weekend, buoyed by strong reviews and a passionate fanbase. It also helps that the target audience for “Scream” skews younger and thus isn’t quite as likely to be cinema-averse while there’s a highly contagious omicron variant about. In terms of other recent horror films, “Scream’s” results compare favorably to “Halloween Kills,” which earned $4.9 million in Thursday previews en route to a $49.4 million opening, and “A Quiet Place Part II,” which earned $4.

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