It looks like Scream VI is aiming to score big. The US previews on Thursdays grossed over $5.7M, higher than what the previous installment scored last year. It’s expected to get the biggest opening of the franchise with around $40M over the weekend (a possible $50M gross is possible).

Critically speaking, this new sequel seems to be garnering positive reviews with many praising Hayden Panettiere’s comeback as Kirby Reed and the overall darkness and bloodiness of the sequel. It averaged a 62/100 on Metacritic (from 44 reviews) and a 79% approval from RottenTomatoes (with 179 reviews).

Scream VI is already drawing blood at the box office, where it earned $5.7 million in Thursday previews from 3,125 theaters a separate special fan event.

That compares to $3.5 million in previews for last year’s Scream, and the $5.5 million in previews for last weekend’s Creed III.

Scream VI expands into a total of 3,675 cinemas today and should post a series-best domestic debut of at least $35 million over Oscar weekend for Paramount and Spyglass.

The last Scream film, released in January 2022, opened to $30 million domestically in an impressive showing for the pandemic era. The biggest North American start of the franchise belongs to 2000’s Scream 3 ($34.7 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Scream VI, which cost a reported $35 million to make before marketing, follows survivors of last year’s installment as they leave Woodsboro for New York City. Unfortunately, the menacing killer Ghostface isn’t far behind. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who run Radio Silence Productions with Chad Villella, returned to direct.

source: Hollywood Reporter

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As expected, Hayden Panettiere attended the Scream VI World Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New-York City on Monday night. She posed on the red carpet with Jasmin Savoy Brown and looked divine!

She was beforehand seen leaving her hotel in New-York to attend the premiere. Check out the HQ pictures on the gallery!

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Pretty busy day! Hayden Panettiere was spotted earlier today at the studios of Good Morning America in New-York. Tonight, she is expected to attend the New-York premiere of Scream VI. She looked amazing, it’s so good to see her again.

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Happy Scream VI release week guys! Today, we discover the new photoshoot Hayden was spotted doing back in late January for Women’s Health.

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It’s the fourth consecutive day of rain in Los Angeles, and Hayden Panettiere, clad in a white sweatshirt and sweatpants, is lighting candles in the guest room of her apartment before cozying up underneath a blanket. The 33-year-old actor has owned this home since she was 16 years old— one of her first big purchases after moving from New York to L.A. and landing the role of Claire on the hit NBC series Heroes.

“This is the last place my family lived all together,” she says of her parents and younger brother, Jansen. Hayden moved multiple times over the past 15 years, including relocating to Tennessee to film the TV show Nashville. But she always held on to this place.

Recently, she’s been renovating it into her personal sanctuary since returning to L.A. after a four-year hiatus from acting. “I’ve completely redone it,” she beams, looking over her shoulder at two black-and-white prints she brought back from Montreal, where she shot Scream 6. She’s particularly fond of the lighting she installed—bulbs that change color to suit your mood. Now, they’re pink and yellow for warmth. “It feels like home,” she says.

There’s no missing the symbolism: This homecoming isn’t simply about a place. For Hayden, it’s a state of mind, a return to her roots—to herself—after years of struggling with postpartum depression and substance abuse and giving up custody of her daughter, Kaya, to her ex, retired pro boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Hayden admits she’s nervous to do a cover tied to a movie release—it’s been awhile. But she says it’s important to her.

Plus, she has decades of experience to guide her.

Hayden started work as a child actor at 4 years old. She went from roles in popular daytime soap operas to Grammy nominee before she was 10. She starred opposite Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans at 11, and at 14, she trained to race a zebra in South Africa for the movie Racing Stripes. She’s done her own stunts (in heels) and learned to ice skate like a pro. She became a prime-time television staple for most of her teens and 20s, and while other celebrities her age were out partying, she was constantly working—and her star continued to rise.

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We sadly learnt the passing of Hayden’s little brother, Jansen Panettiere, at age 28 a couple of weeks ago. We send our kind regards to Hayden and her family in this difficult time.

Hayden Panettiere and her family are mourning the sudden death of her younger brother, actor Jansen Panettiere, who died Feb. 19 at age 28.

“It is with great sorrow we share the tremendous, untimely loss of our beautiful Jansen,” Hayden Panettiere and the sibling’s parents Lesley Vogul and Skip Panettiere said in a statement Monday, shared with USA TODAY by the actress’ rep, Kasey Kitchen.

The family revealed the young actor’s “sudden passing was due to cardiomegaly (enlarged heart,) coupled with aortic valve complications.”

“Jansen’s heart could be seen in his eyes, and his charm in his brilliant, engaging smile; his soul in his masterful and revealing paintings, and the joy of life in his dry wit,” his family continued. “His charisma, warmth, compassion for others, and his creative spirit will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all whom he encountered.”

Jansen’s family members went on to thank fans for “the outpouring of love and support towards our family as we navigate this unthinkable loss,” adding that they want to “be gifted our privacy during this time of mourning.”

“We love you so much Jansen and you will be in our hearts forever,” the statement concluded.

Jansen made his acting debut in 2002 with a voice role in the animated TV series “Midori’s Nintendoland Bakery,” which he followed with appearances in the series “Even Stevens,” “Hope & Faith” and “Third Watch.”

He later co-starred with his sister in the 2004 Disney Channel film “Tiger Cruise,” which was inspired by the events of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They collaborated again for “The Forger” in 2011. His breakout lead role was in Nickelodeon’s 2007 movie “The Last Day of Summer.”

Jansen rounded out the 2000s with additional voice roles in “Robots,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown” and Nickelodeon’s action comedy “The X’s,” as well as onscreen appearances in 2007’s “The Babysitters,” 2008’s “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” and 2009’s “The Perfect Game.”

His last role was in the 2022 romantic comedy “Love and Love Not.”

The 28-year-old was also a painter, often showing his artwork on Instagram.

source: USAToday