The new "Scream" was the highest grossing in theaters in the United States

The fifth installment in the horror film series led the US box office this weekend with $30.6 million, replacing "Spider-Man: No Way Home," which had been in first place for a month.

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"Scream 5" the new installment of the already classic horror film.

The new installment of the “Scream” horror film series led the US box office this weekend with a gross of $30.6 million , replacing “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which had been out for a month. first place, according to a report by the specialized site Variety.

This is the fifth version of the series and features performances by Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette , but there are also newcomers such as Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid .

Produced by Paramount Pictures and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the film reached the aforementioned figure this four-day United States holiday weekend for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in second place, which continued to set records anyway. .

Paramount executives praised the "Scream" directors for bringing a new energy to a series, allowing it to appeal to viewers who weren't even born when the first film was released.

“They reinvigorated the franchise for existing fans and introduced it to a new generation of fans ,” said Chris Aronson , head of national distribution for Paramount. "We've heard anecdotally that people have seen the film more than once or plan to see it multiple times."

The film, which cost about $24 million to make, added another $18 million in international markets.

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