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Scream (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $103,046,663Details
International Box Office $70,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $173,046,663
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 20th, 1996 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: December 8th, 1998 by Dimension Home
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic horror violence and gore, and for language
Running Time: 111 minutes
Franchise: Scream
Comparisons: vs. Scream 2
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Keywords: Teenage Slasher, Spoof, Surprise Twist, Revenge, Relationships Gone Wrong, Wrongfully Convicted
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Woods Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 105 $38,325 Jul 18, 1997 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 92 $57,412 Jul 11, 1997 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $86,150 Jul 4, 1997 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $180,528 Jun 27, 1997 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 40 $331,762 Jun 20, 1997 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $370,172 Jun 13, 1997 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $471,897 Jun 6, 1997 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $780,199 May 30, 1997 164
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 599 $100,248,091 May 30, 1997 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $1,364,809 May 23, 1997 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $1,459,743 May 16, 1997 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $662,126 May 9, 1997 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 52 $1,115,480 May 2, 1997 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $1,405,839 Apr 25, 1997 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $1,557,981 Apr 18, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $2,016,006 Apr 11, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 567 $164,783 Apr 4, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 613 $191,671 Mar 28, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 497 $300,194 Mar 21, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 291 $629,419 Mar 14, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 231 $1,012,668 Mar 7, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 231 $1,301,110 Feb 28, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 212 $1,827,708 Feb 21, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 128 $3,261,988 Feb 14, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 181 $3,563,218 Feb 7, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 196 $4,505,137 Jan 31, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 410 $4,040,199 Jan 24, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 236 $7,344,739 Jan 17, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 474 $7,439,018 Jan 10, 1997 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,030 $50,020,541 Jan 10, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 553 $10,015,810 Jan 3, 1997 17
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 317 $10,015,810 Jan 3, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,149 $9,075,667 Dec 27, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,459 $6,354,586 Dec 20, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,975 1,413 Dec 20, 1996 3

Cast

David Arquette    Deputy Dewey
   Sidney
Courteney Cox    Gale Weathers
Matthew Lillard    Stuart Macher
Rose McGowan    Tatum Riley
Skeet Ulrich    Billy
Drew Barrymore    Casey Becker
Kevin Patrick Walls    Steve
W. Earl Brown    Kenneth Jones
Jamie Kennedy    Randy
Henry Winkler    Principal Arthur Himbry
David Booth    Casey's Father
Carla Hatley    Casey's Mother
Lawrence Hecht    Mr. Prescott
Linda Blair    Obnoxious Reporter
Lois Sanders    Mrs. Tate
Joseph Whipp    Sheriff Burke
Lisa Beach    Reporters
Tony Kilbert    Reporter
C W Morgan    Hank Loomis
Frances Lee McCain    Mrs. Riley
Liev Schreiber    Cotton Weary
Troy Bishop    Ghost Teen
Ryan Kennedy    Ghost Teen
Leonaora Scelfo    Cheerleader in Bathroom
Nancy Ann Ridder    Girl in Bathroom
Lisa Canning    Mask Reporter
Bonnie Wood    Young Girl
Lucille Bliss    Check-out Lady
Aurora Draper    Party Teen #1
Justin Sullivan    Teen on Couch
Kenny Kwong    Party Teen #2
Kurtis Bedford    Bored Teen
Angela Miller    Girl on Couch

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Cary Woods
Producer    Cathy Konrad
Screenwriter    Kevin Williamson
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Marianne Maddalena
Co-Executive Producer    Stuart Besser
Co-Producer    Dixie J. Capp
Director of Photography    Mark Irwin
Production Designer    Bruce Alan Miller
Editor    Patrick Lussier
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Associate Producer    Nicholas C. Mastandrea
Unit Production Manager    Stuart Besser
Assistant Director    Nicholas Mastandrea
Art Director    David Lubin
Set Decorator    Michele Poulik
Costume Designer    Cynthia Bergstrom
Special Make-up Effects    Robert Kurtzman
Special Make-up Effects    Gregory Nicotero
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Sound Mixer    Richard Goodman
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Alexander
Re-recording Mixer    Leslie Shatz
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Dahl
Casting Director    Lisa Beach

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/20 4 $6,354,586   1,413 $4,497   $6,354,586 3
1996/12/27 5 $9,075,667 +43% 1,450 $6,259   $21,253,204 10
1997/01/03 3 $10,015,810 +10% 1,737 $5,766   $39,084,452 17
1997/01/10 4 $7,439,018 -26% 1,833 $4,058   $50,020,541 24
1997/01/17 6 $7,344,739 -1% 1,904 $3,858   $59,475,789 31
1997/01/24 6 $4,040,199 -45% 1,994 $2,026   $64,593,256 38
1997/01/31 3 $4,505,137 +12% 1,835 $2,455   $70,363,067 45
1997/02/07 5 $3,563,218 -21% 1,750 $2,036   $75,008,414 52
1997/02/14 10 $3,261,988 -8% 1,431 $2,280   $79,108,017 59
1997/02/21 12 $1,827,708 -44% 1,212 $1,508   $81,534,236 66
1997/02/28 15 $1,301,110 -29% 1,018 $1,278   $83,310,972 73
1997/03/07 17 $1,012,668 -22% 806 $1,256   $84,681,531 80
1997/03/14 20 $629,419 -38% 658 $957   $85,605,609 87
1997/03/21 27 $300,194 -52% 514 $584   $86,107,113 94
1997/03/28 33 $191,671 -36% 334 $574   $86,461,860 101
1997/04/04 34 $164,783 -14% 282 $584   $86,742,515 108
1997/04/11 9 $2,016,006 +1,123% 1,270 $1,587   $88,826,827 115
1997/04/18 11 $1,557,981 -23% 1,153 $1,351   $91,007,109 122
1997/04/25 8 $1,405,839 -10% 1,216 $1,156   $93,021,393 129
1997/05/02 11 $1,115,480 -21% 986 $1,131   $94,572,358 136
1997/05/09 13 $662,126 -41% 784 $845   $95,588,264 143
1997/05/16 11 $1,459,743 +120% 1,114 $1,310   $97,302,612 150
1997/05/23 12 $1,364,809 -7% 854 $1,598   $99,131,100 157
1997/05/30 14 $780,199 -43% 796 $980   $100,248,091 164
1997/06/06 16 $471,897 -40% 711 $664   $101,107,295 171
1997/06/13 16 $370,172 -22% 607 $610   $101,717,267 178
1997/06/20 18 $331,762 -10% 532 $624   $102,275,097 185
1997/06/27 23 $180,528 -46% 431 $419   $102,633,081 192
1997/07/04 29 $86,150 -52% 270 $319   $102,803,370 199
1997/07/11 36 $57,412 -33% 164 $350   $102,926,472 206
1997/07/18 44 $38,325 -33% 140 $274   $103,001,286 213

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/20 4 $12,177,537   1,413 $8,618   $12,177,537 7
1996/12/27 5 $16,891,105 +39% 1,450 $11,649   $29,068,642 14
1997/01/03 3 $13,512,881 -20% 1,737 $7,779   $42,581,523 21
1997/01/10 4 $9,549,527 -29% 1,833 $5,210   $52,131,050 28
1997/01/17 6 $8,422,007 -12% 1,904 $4,423   $60,553,057 35
1997/01/24 6 $5,304,873 -37% 1,994 $2,660   $65,857,930 42
1997/01/31 4 $5,587,266 +5% 1,835 $3,045   $71,445,196 49
1997/02/07 5 $4,400,833 -21% 1,750 $2,515   $75,846,029 56
1997/02/14 10 $3,860,499 -12% 1,431 $2,698   $79,706,528 63
1997/02/21 12 $2,303,334 -40% 1,212 $1,900   $82,009,862 70
1997/02/28 16 $1,659,001 -28% 1,018 $1,630   $83,668,863 77
1997/03/07 16 $1,307,327 -21% 806 $1,622   $84,976,190 84
1997/03/14 21 $830,729 -36% 658 $1,263   $85,806,919 91
1997/03/21 28 $463,270 -44% 514 $901   $86,270,189 98
1997/03/28 33 $307,543 -34% 334 $921   $86,577,732 105
1997/04/04 33 $233,089 -24% 282 $827   $86,810,821 112
1997/04/11 8 $2,638,307 +1,032% 1,270 $2,077   $89,449,128 119
1997/04/18 11 $2,166,426 -18% 1,153 $1,879   $91,615,554 126
1997/04/25 8 $1,841,324 -15% 1,216 $1,514   $93,456,878 133
1997/05/02 11 $1,469,260 -20% 986 $1,490   $94,926,138 140
1997/05/09 13 $916,731 -38% 784 $1,169   $95,842,869 147
1997/05/16 11 $1,923,422 +110% 1,114 $1,727   $97,766,291 154
1997/05/23 12 $1,701,601 -12% 854 $1,993   $99,467,892 161
1997/05/30 14 $1,167,506 -31% 796 $1,467   $100,635,398 168
1997/06/06 16 $711,697 -39% 711 $1,001   $101,347,095 175
1997/06/13 17 $596,240 -16% 607 $982   $101,943,335 182
1997/06/20 18 $509,218 -15% 532 $957   $102,452,553 189
1997/06/27 24 $264,667 -48% 431 $614   $102,717,220 196
1997/07/04 28 $151,840 -43% 270 $562   $102,869,060 203
1997/07/11 34 $93,901 -38% 164 $573   $102,962,961 210

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/8/20111313,549 13,549$108,259$108,259648
5/29/2011189,981 35,762$85,936$299,511651