Scream 4

Scream 4 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,180,928Details
International Box Office $57,808,662
Worldwide Box Office $95,989,590
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,609,473 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,004,291 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,613,764
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
58% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 15th, 2011 (Wide) by Weinstein/Dimension
Video Release: October 4th, 2011 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking.
(Rating bulletin 2161, 3/2/2011)
Franchise: Scream
Keywords: Writing and Writers, Surprise Twist, Ensemble, Teenage Slasher, Delayed Sequel
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Corvus Corax Productions, Dimension Films, Outerbanks Entertainment

Cast

   Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox    Gale Weathers
David Arquette    Sheriff Dwight "Dewey" Riley
Emma Roberts    Jill Roberts
Hayden Panettiere    Kirby Reed
Rory Culkin    Charlie Walker
Anthony Anderson    Deputy Anthony Perkins
Adam Brody    Deputy Ross Hoss
Mary McDonnell    Kate Roberts
Marley Shelton    Deputy Judy Hicks
Nico Tortorella    Trevor Sheldon
Marielle Jaffe    Olivia Morris
Kristen Bell    Chloe
Anna Paquin    Rachel
Lucy Hale    Sherrie
Shanae Grimes    Trudie
Aimee Teegarden    Jenny Randall
Brittany Robertson    Marnie Cooper

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Wes Craven
Producer    Iya Labunka
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Screenwriter    Kevin Williamson
Character Creator    Kevin Williamson
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Cinematographer    Peter Deming
Editor    Peter McNulty

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DVD Sales: Fast Five Takes Checkered Flag

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 4th, 2011

It's a maddening week on the home market. There were more than a dozen featured reviews this week, and what seems like an equal number that are late. (And that's not mentioning the more than a dozen Blu-rays and DVDs that arrived late last week that I still haven't gotten to. At least I don't have to worry about not having enough to do for the next few weeks.) There were a number of contenders for Pick of the Week, including The Walking Dead: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. But in the end I choose The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

International Box Office: Rio Dominates While Reaching A New Milestone

Rio is the first film of 2011 to top $200 million on the international chart, reaching that milestone late in the weekend. It earned $44.27 million on 12,901 screens in 67 markets for a three-week total of $206.01 million internationally and $286.82 million worldwide. The film didn't open in any major markets this past weekend, but that clearly didn't hurt too badly, as the holds were excellent. For instance, the film was down just 10% in Brazil, earning $6.65 million on 971 screens for a total of $31.19 million. To put this into perspective, Avatar made less than $60 million in that market in total, and only had just over $20 million after three weeks of release. At this pace, $300 million internationally and $400 million worldwide is easily within reach. More...

Easter Sweetens Box Office Results

That's two wins in a row. This weekend pulled in $136 million, which was 5% higher than last weekend and an impressive 37% higher than the same weekend last year. Granted, Easter landed on a different weekend last year, but this is still an impressive win. Also, it helped 2011 close the gap on 2010 to 17% at $2.84 billion to $3.41 billion. It still going to take a lot just to catch up by the end of the year, but at least there's some reason to be optimistic going into the summer. More...

Weekend Preview: Can Madea Keep the Box Office Healthy?

The box office is looking to extend its winning streak to two this weekend. There is some great news regarding that goal, as this time last year was really poor, with the three new releases earning less than $30 million combined. I would be shocked if Madea's Big Happy Family opened with less than that. With the Easter holiday, Rio and Hop should hold on well and 2011 should finally start digging itself out of the huge hole it is in. More...

International Box Office: Rio's Reaching for the Top

Rio has become the biggest hit on the international box office so far this year after just two weeks of release. This past weekend it made $56.34 million on 13,754 screens in 63 markets to lift its total to $131.78 million. This is just a couple of million above The Green Hornet, although it is extending that lead very rapidly. The film was aided by a pair of first place openings in major markets, scoring $4.92 million on 667 screens in France and $2.38 million on 626 screens in Italy. It really shone in a number of holdover markets as well, including Brazil, where it was down a mere 14% to $7.22 million on 1,025 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.75 million after two. At this pace, it will top the final box office of Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and Tangled by next weekend. It added $5.70 million on 1,297 screens in Russia to lift its running tally to $18.94 million. It did drop by 39% from its opening weekend, which was higher than in most major markets, but still very strong for Russia. It grew by 33% in Australia to $3.22 million on 467 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.97 million after two. It was up 12% in the U.K. to $2.76 million on 531 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.97 million. Rio doesn't have a lot of markets left to expand into, but even so, at this pace it should hit $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide with relative ease. More...

The Slump is Dead

Woo hoo! 2011 finally won a week without having to rely on a misaligned holiday. Granted, the overall box office was about $20 million lower than expected, but I don't care. At this point I will take any win we can get. The overall box office was $130 million, which is 12% higher than last weekend and 8% higher from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is still down by a tragic amount, 19% to be precise at $2.65 billion to $3.29 billion, but at least we are moving in the right direction and if we can add a couple more wins before summer starts, it would be great. More...

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Weekend Preview: Studios Look to Start Summer Early

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Contest: Scream for Joy

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 2 $8,241,236   3,305 $2,494   $8,241,236 1
2011/04/16 2 $6,680,156 -19% 3,305 $2,021   $14,921,392 2
2011/04/17 2 $3,770,698 -44% 3,305 $1,141   $18,692,090 3
2011/04/18 2 $1,349,658 -64% 3,305 $408   $20,041,748 4
2011/04/19 3 $1,462,032 +8% 3,305 $442   $21,503,780 5
2011/04/20 3 $1,131,960 -23% 3,305 $342   $22,635,740 6
2011/04/21 3 $1,368,523 +21% 3,305 $414   $24,004,263 7
2011/04/22 6 $2,770,090 +102% 3,314 $836   $26,774,353 8
2011/04/23 5 $2,740,521 -1% 3,314 $827   $29,514,874 9
2011/04/24 5 $1,520,136 -45% 3,314 $459   $31,035,010 10
2011/04/25 5 $741,907 -51% 3,314 $224   $31,776,917 11
2011/04/26 4 $604,077 -19% 3,314 $182   $32,380,994 12
2011/04/27 5 $477,047 -21% 3,314 $144   $32,858,041 13
2011/04/28 5 $458,638 -4% 3,314 $138   $33,316,679 14
2011/04/29 11 $794,976 +73% 2,221 $358   $34,111,655 15
2011/04/30 12 $890,417 +12% 2,221 $401   $35,002,072 16
2011/05/01 13 $494,128 -45% 2,221 $222   $35,496,200 17
2011/05/02 9 $174,858 -65% 2,221 $79   $35,671,058 18
2011/05/03 8 $225,417 +29% 2,221 $101   $35,896,475 19
2011/05/04 10 $171,492 -24% 2,221 $77   $36,067,967 20
2011/05/05 11 $151,123 -12% 2,221 $68   $36,219,090 21
2011/05/06 - $256,079 +69% 1,333 $192   $36,475,169 22
2011/05/07 - $298,001 +16% 1,333 $224   $36,773,170 23
2011/05/08 - $147,020 -51% 1,333 $110   $36,920,190 24
2011/05/09 15 $74,505 -49% 1,333 $56   $36,994,695 25
2011/05/10 - $88,894 +19% 1,333 $67   $37,083,589 26
2011/05/11 - $72,882 -18% 1,333 $55   $37,156,471 27
2011/05/12 - $75,741 +4% 1,333 $57   $37,232,212 28
2011/05/13 - $91,466 +21% 426 $215   $37,323,678 29
2011/05/14 - $121,654 +33% 426 $286   $37,445,332 30
2011/05/15 - $63,983 -47% 426 $150   $37,509,315 31
2011/05/16 - $28,731 -55% 426 $67   $37,538,046 32
2011/05/17 - $33,820 +18% 426 $79   $37,571,866 33
2011/05/18 - $27,021 -20% 426 $63   $37,598,887 34
2011/05/19 - $27,511 +2% 426 $65   $37,626,398 35
2011/05/20 - $28,156 +2% 426 $66   $37,654,554 36
2011/05/21 - $36,233 +29% 426 $85   $37,690,787 37
2011/05/22 - $26,872 -26% 426 $63   $37,717,659 38
2011/05/23 - $12,854 -52% 426 $30   $37,730,513 39
2011/05/24 - $11,017 -14% 426 $26   $37,741,530 40
2011/05/25 - $9,175 -17% 426 $22   $37,750,705 41
2011/05/26 - $7,649 -17% 426 $18   $37,758,354 42
2011/05/27 - $32,859 +330% 261 $126   $37,791,213 43
2011/05/28 - $46,658 +42% 261 $179   $37,837,871 44
2011/05/29 - $45,391 -3% 261 $174   $37,883,262 45
2011/05/30 32 $29,609 -35% 261 $113   $37,912,871 46
2011/05/31 - $16,357 -45% 261 $63   $37,929,228 47
2011/06/01 - $17,891 +9% 261 $69   $37,947,119 48
2011/06/02 - $17,458 -2% 261 $67   $37,964,577 49
2011/06/03 - $23,234 +33% 201 $116   $37,987,811 50
2011/06/04 - $32,894 +42% 201 $164   $38,020,705 51
2011/06/05 - $21,780 -34% 201 $108   $38,042,485 52
2011/06/06 30 $11,705 -46% 201 $58   $38,054,190 53
2011/06/07 - $11,689 n/c 201 $58   $38,065,879 54
2011/06/08 - $11,983 +3% 201 $60   $38,077,862 55
2011/06/09 - $12,012 n/c 201 $60   $38,089,874 56
2011/06/10 - $13,182 +10% 80 $165   $38,103,056 57
2011/06/11 - $14,625 +11% 80 $183   $38,117,681 58
2011/06/12 - $9,658 -34% 80 $121   $38,127,339 59
2011/06/13 - $4,392 -55% 80 $55   $38,131,731 60
2011/06/14 - $5,183 +18% 80 $65   $38,136,914 61
2011/06/15 - $4,439 -14% 80 $55   $38,141,353 62
2011/06/16 - $4,920 +11% 80 $62   $38,146,273 63
2011/06/17 - $4,319 -12% 39 $111   $38,150,592 64
2011/06/18 - $5,377 +24% 39 $138   $38,155,969 65
2011/06/19 - $4,408 -18% 39 $113   $38,160,377 66
2011/06/20 - $2,393 -46% 39 $61   $38,162,770 67
2011/06/21 - $2,541 +6% 39 $65   $38,165,311 68
2011/06/22 - $2,581 +2% 39 $66   $38,167,892 69
2011/06/23 - $2,594 +1% 39 $67   $38,170,486 70
2011/06/24 - $2,044 -21% 18 $114   $38,172,530 71
2011/06/25 - $2,411 +18% 18 $134   $38,174,941 72
2011/06/26 - $1,951 -19% 18 $108   $38,176,892 73
2011/06/27 - $1,027 -47% 18 $57   $38,177,919 74
2011/06/28 - $1,021 -1% 18 $57   $38,178,940 75
2011/06/29 - $985 -4% 18 $55   $38,179,925 76
2011/06/30 - $1,003 +2% 18 $56   $38,180,928 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 2 $18,692,090   3,305 $5,656   $18,692,090 3
2011/04/22 5 $7,030,747 -62% 3,314 $2,122   $31,035,010 10
2011/04/29 13 $2,179,521 -69% 2,221 $981   $35,496,200 17
2011/05/06 16 $701,100 -68% 1,333 $526   $36,920,190 24
2011/05/13 27 $277,103 -60% 426 $650   $37,509,315 31
2011/05/20 40 $91,261 -67% 205 $445   $37,717,659 38
2011/05/27 33 $124,908 +37% 261 $479   $37,883,262 45
2011/06/03 35 $77,908 -38% 201 $388   $38,042,485 52
2011/06/10 46 $37,465 -52% 80 $468   $38,127,339 59
2011/06/17 60 $14,104 -62% 39 $362   $38,160,377 66
2011/06/24 75 $6,406 -55% 18 $356   $38,176,882 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/9/20115108,832 108,832$1,735,870$1,735,8701
10/16/20111240,629-63% 149,461$629,343$2,365,2142
10/23/20112124,425-40% 173,886$385,426$2,750,6403
10/30/20112615,304-37% 189,190$231,550$2,982,1904

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/9/2011748,712 48,712$1,105,285$1,105,2851
10/16/20111613,447-72% 62,159$268,803$1,374,0882

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