The Scary Movie series is a series of films mainly specializing in spoofing several popularhorror films, which have collectively grossed over $818 million at the box-office worldwide. The two main recurring actors of the series are Anna Faris and Regina Hall as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, and are also joined by new or recurring actors and characters.
The franchise was conceptualized by The Wayans Brothers who wrote and directed the first two films before leaving the franchise. They were distributed by Dimension Films through two different studios: Miramax Films, as it was originally the studio's genre film label duringexecutive producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein's run and produced the first three films, and The Weinstein Company, the brothers' newly formed studio, which currently produces the rest of the series' release after departing from Miramax and taking the Dimension Films label with them. Miramax Films (Buena Vista Distribution) retains international distribution rights.