Spider-Man: No Way Home has been dethroned by Scream. The slasher movie by Paramount debuted with US$30.6 million in ticket sales over its three-day domestic weekend in the United States. Spider-Man: No Way Home made US$20.8 million.
Overseas, Scream grossed US$18 million from 50 markets, with United Kingdom leading sales with US$3.4 million. The requel opens more than 25 years after the late Wes Craven’s original film hit the big screen.
The new film is the fifth title in the series and a direct sequel to 2011’s Scream 4. It is the first movie in the iconic franchise to not be directed by Craven.
The movie is helmed by Matt Bettinello-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and features original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette alongside new additions Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid.
Despite being overtaken, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to hit milestones. The movie swung past the US$900 million mark at the international box office, making its worldwide total US$1.625 billion.
Universal took the number two and number three on the domestic weekend chart withSing 2 and The 355. Disney’s The King’s Man rounded out the top five.