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Box Office History for Scary Movie Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Jul 7, 2000 Scary Movie $19,000,000 $42,346,669 $157,019,771 $277,200,000  
Jul 4, 2001 Scary Movie 2 $45,000,000 $20,503,356 $71,277,420 $141,189,101  
Oct 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $45,000,000 $48,113,770 $110,000,082 $155,200,000  
Apr 14, 2006 Scary Movie 4 $40,000,000 $40,222,875 $90,710,620 $178,710,620  
Apr 12, 2013 Scary Movie V $20,000,000 $14,157,367 $32,015,787 $78,613,981  
 Totals$169,000,000 $461,023,680$830,913,702 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Aug 15, 2006 Scary Movie 4 $23,614,120   $23,614,120
Aug 20, 2013 Scary Movie V $3,987,186 $1,444,851 $5,432,037

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Weekend Predictions: There Will Be Pain

April 25th, 2013

It is the final weekend before the Summer blockbuster season, which means the new releases this weekend are not prime releases. Pain and Gain at least has a shot at first place. Most think The Big Wedding won't crack $10 million during the weekend. The only good news is that last year was also a bad week at the box office. The biggest new release was The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which had to settle for second place with just $11.14 million, while Think Like a Man remained in first place with $17.60 million. I think 2013's one-two-punch will top 2012's one-two punch. However, last year had better depth and 2013 will again lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will 2013 Continue on Its Path to Oblivion?

April 18th, 2013

It is no secret that 2013 has been a bad year at the box office so far. There's only one film debuting wide this week, Oblivion, which should benefit from the lack of competition this weekend. (Although we are already seeing plenty of hype for Iron Man 3, which could hurt this film's chance at the box office.) There are also several films opening in more than 100 theaters: Filly Brown, Home Run, and The Lords of Salem. There's a chance one of them will be a better than expected hit and reach the top ten; it's a slim chance, but a chance. Finally, The Place Beyond the Pines is expanding to an additional 1,000 theaters and should climb higher in the top ten. Last year, there were three wide releases led by Think Like a Man. That film was a bigger than expected hit, but hopefully Oblivion will have an even better start, but not everyone is positive it will. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: 42 Hits a Solid Triple, Scary Movie 5 Suffers Beanball

April 15th, 2013

42 earned an easy win at the box office, in part due to a better than expected performance, but also in part due to really weak competition. It did manage 16th place on the list of April openings and 20th best April weekend overall, which is worth celebrating. Scary Movie 5, on the other hand, struggled and only a low production budget will save it or the franchise. The overall box office was down 13% from last week to $117 million; however, that's 2% higher than the same weekend last year, so there's another reason to celebrate. Year-to-date, 2013 is still taking a beating and is off 2012's pace by 11% at $2.62 billion to $2.95 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: 42 Hits Home Run

April 14th, 2013

Sports movies can be a risky proposition financially. While they potentially have a built-in audience among fans of the sport in question, they can also turn off people who don't much care for the sport. It takes a really compelling story to reach out to non-fans, and it seems as though the story of Jackie Robinson is compelling enough to draw in a broad audience for 42, which will open atop the box office chart this weekend with a projected $27.25 million, according to Warner Bros.' Sunday morning estimate. A 25% uptick on Saturday suggests good word of mouth for the film so far. Less good word of mouth is being earned by Scary Movie 5, which is projected to end in second place with $15.15 million. That's well behind previous outings for the franchise, which have clustered around the $40 million mark. More...

Weekend Predictions: Life, The Universe, and Everything

April 12th, 2013

It's a two-way race for top spot at the box office this weekend with both Scary Movie 5 and 42. Just last week it looked like Scary Movie 5 would win, but as 42's box office prospects have risen, its have fallen. It is not a sure thing that 42 will win and it should be a close race, but it does have a slight edge. This weekend last year was led by... The Hunger Games ... for the fourth week in a row. It's the last time I have to say that. There were two other new releases that made an impact at the box office: The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods. I think the new releases this year will be better than last year, but The Hunger Games will be the tie-breaker. More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Anna Faris 4 Cindy Campbell $752,299,721 $3,574,551,415 21.0%
Regina Hall 4 Brenda Meeks $752,299,721 $1,744,956,960 43.1%
Simon Rex 3 George $412,524,601 $499,328,357 82.6%
Charlie Sheen 3 Tom $412,524,601 $1,466,157,689 28.1%
Anthony Anderson 2 Mahalik $333,910,620 $4,049,150,967 8.2%
Shawn Wayans 2 Ray $418,389,101 $696,271,776 60.1%
Marlon Wayans 2 Shorty $418,389,101 $1,781,877,015 23.5%
Leslie Nielsen 2 President Harris $333,910,620 $1,024,644,278 32.6%
Carmen Electra 2 Holly $455,910,620 $1,113,967,247 40.9%
Chris Elliott 2 Hanson $319,899,721 $1,344,032,958 23.8%
Molly Shannon 2 Heather $257,324,601 $2,914,992,606 8.8%
Kevin Hart 2 CJ $333,910,620 $4,030,950,468 8.3%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Bob Weinstein 5 Executive Producer (5) $830,913,702 $14,434,078,230 5.8%
Harvey Weinstein 5 Executive Producer (5) $830,913,702 $14,264,447,535 5.8%
David Zucker 3 Director (2)
Screenwriter (1)
Producer (1)
$412,524,601 $783,289,685 52.7%
Keenen Ivory Wayans 2 Director (2) $418,389,101 $673,822,088 62.1%
Shawn Wayans 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $355,813,981 100.0%
Marlon Wayans 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $457,708,753 77.7%
Buddy Johnson 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $418,215,324 85.1%
Phil Beauman 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $418,215,324 85.1%
Jason Friedberg 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $730,878,106 48.7%
Aaron Seltzer 2 Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$355,813,981 $645,731,941 55.1%