This should come as no surprise to anyone that has seen the numbers, but there will be no more sequels in the Scream franchise. The Scream series will end with Scream 4. I, for one, was not a hater of the film, but am not surprised about the news. Scream 4 was generally well received by the horror community, but you have to remember that it is what a movie makes that matters.
Scream 4 has a reported cost of $40 million. It has only brought in $30 million to this point and its theatrical run is drawing to a close. It will end up making money when all is said and done, but in an industry that is looking for the big draw, these numbers just do not cut it.
Compare those numbers to the recently released Insidious which made $50 million and only cost a reported $1.5 million. So far, that makes Insidious the most profitable movie of 2011.