Box Office: ‘Scream’ Unseats ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ With $34 Million Holiday Haul

All hail the new king!

“Scream” dethroned “Spider-Man: No Way Home” over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, becoming the first film to unseat the superhero phenomenon since it debuted on Dec. 17. The slasher revival grossed $34 million from 3,664 locations to top the box office. The impressive haul means that Paramount and Spyglass Media, the companies behind the reboot, will have one very profitable movie on their hands. “Scream” cost a mere $25 million to produce.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” may have surrendered its box office crown after dominating ticket sales for much of the month of December and into 2022, but it did shatter another record. With $702.9 million in the bank, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has supplanted “Black Panther” to become the fourth highest-grossing domestic release in history. Only “Avatar” ($760 million), “Avengers: Endgame” ($858 million) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million) rank higher on the all-time list. That’s pretty rarefied company, especially considering that none of those films were released in the midst of a global pandemic. “Spider-Man” continued to draw crowds, earning a projected $25 million over the four-day holiday.

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