ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

The Scream movies made a crazy amount of money, with Ghostface pulling in great box office earnings... but how much exactly? It's great to see a brilliant horror series reap the financial reward it deserves — and most importantly, secures funding for more movies. The more cash a franchise makes, the more it can spread it's shit round town like it's Sharon Stone...

The Scream movies are on a par with the Saw and Blumhouse horror movies in terms of staggering earnings, but it's interesting to break down the costs and the profits of these fantastic movies individually. Check out the numbers and see if your expectations are correct...

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Which is your favorite of the 'Scream' movies?

1. Scream

  • Released: 1996
  • Budget: $15M
  • Box Office: $173M
  • Profit: $158M (1,053%)
  • Profit Adjusted for Inflation: $265M

2. Scream 2

  • Released: 1997
  • Budget: $24M
  • Box Office: $101M
  • Profit: $77M (320.8%)
  • Profit Adjusted for Inflation: $151.4M


3. Scream 3

  • Released: 2000
  • Budget: $40M
  • Box Office: $162M
  • Profit: $122M (305%)
  • Profit Adjusted for Inflation: $226M


4. Scream 4

  • Released: 2011
  • Budget: $40M
  • Box Office: $96M
  • Profit: $56M (140%)
  • Profit Adjusted for Inflation: $102.7M

Scream Franchise

  • Budget: $119M
  • Box Office: $331.7M
  • Profit: $212.7M (178.7%)
  • Most Successful Scream Movie: Scream (1996)

Which is your favorite Scream movie?

Source: The Numbers All Images: Dimension Films