Neve Campbell skipped out on the most recent ‘Scream’ film attributable to cash negotiations — however the studio's resolution to maneuver on appears to have paid off regardless … large time, actually.
‘Scream 6,’ which simply hit theaters Friday, smashed via a gap weekend field workplace report that the movies earlier than it had set … raking in about $44.5 million domestically via Sunday, which blows out the earlier benchmark set by ‘Scream 2’ years in the past — $32 mil.
Final yr's “Scream V” got here near touching that, with about $30 mil via 3 days of a 4-day vacation weekend … however this new determine is by and much the very best any of those motion pictures have ever achieved. Paramount's gotta be comfortable — it solely value $35M to make this newest slasher.
Apparently … they achieved this with out Neve, which was a raffle. Truth is, she's been the face of the ‘Scream’ franchise for the reason that begin … and her resolution to exit final yr was controversial. She claimed Paramount would not pay her what she thought she was price.
On the time, Neve was quoted as saying … “As a lady I've needed to work extraordinarily arduous in my profession to determine my worth, particularly with regards to ‘Scream.’ I felt the provide that was introduced to me didn't equate to the worth I've delivered to the franchise. It’s been a really troublesome resolution to maneuver on. To all my ‘Scream’ followers, I really like you.” Yeah … scathing.
And but … her former costar, Courteney Cox, did take the cash and signal on once more — reprising her function as Gale Weathers, and referencing NC's character, Sidney, in passing.
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David Arquette — one other longtime fan fave, who was killed off within the final film — has really been considerably selling “Scream VI” on IG — however Neve hasn't uttered a peep about it … focusing as a substitute on different initiatives she's engaged on, together with extra horror stuff.
Humorous sufficient, legacy characters (like Neve's) are literally alluded to within the new installment (sure, we have seen it). Ghostface, at one level, talks about how no one cares about long-standing heroes from many years previous … and that the “guidelines” of re-quels have completely modified.
It could seem that sentiment held true in offscreen in actual life as effectively, particularly with a strong new younger forged that everybody likes — Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and so forth. Oh, and Ghostface himself … he is kinda the one who will get asses in seats … or so it appears, anyway.