You Rate The New Releases: ‘Rio’ and ‘Scream 4’

Never bet against a group of animated birds. While I thought the return of the Scream franchise would ignite a bit of a box office battle, it was not to be the case as Rio continued this spring’s animation domination with $40 million and a first-place finish. Scream 4, meanwhile, couldn’t muster up enough to pass $20 million (Scream 3 opened with $34 million), which could be a bad sign when it comes to more Scream sequels from here on out (the fourquel finished with $19 million).

'Scream 4' and 'Rio'

Critics seemed to agree with the box office, as Rio scored 72% Fresh over at Rotten Tomatoes, with Scream 4 coming in at 58% Rotten. It’s surprising to see Scream 4 come up short, especially since the film dominated in our Most Anticipated April Movie poll, devouring 53% of the vote. The closest film to that was Fast Five with 12%. So why didn’t more people check out the horror sequel? Did the R rating hurt it too much, or was there just too much distance between sequels that audiences sort of wrote off the franchise already?
 
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