It’s been a long journey to the big screen for the popular video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s, and fans of the game damn sure showed up to support the killer animatronics.
Universal and Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s movie had a MASSIVE opening weekend, scaring up $78 million and topping the box office here in the United States.
Worldwide, the film opened to $130.5 million in its debut weekend!
What’s particularly impressive about this massive debut is that Five Nights at Freddy’s was also released on Peacock the same day it hit theaters, shattering the notion that day-and-date releases are bad for the box office. Even with the film available at a low cost at home – Peacock starts at just $5.99 per month – audiences turned out in droves to see it in theaters.
But just how incredible is that $130.5 million opening? Well, it’s Blumhouse’s best worldwide debut of all time, and it’s also the biggest opening weekend for a horror film directed by a woman (Emma Tammi). Five Nights at Freddy’s was made on a production budget of just $20 million, so most of this is already pure profit for Blumhouse and Universal.
Of note, the $78 million domestic debut for Five Nights at Freddy’s makes it the biggest opening ever for Halloween weekend, yet another record the film has already shattered.
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In the film, “a troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon) and is written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi and Seth Cuddeback.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop handled the film’s monster animatronics.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror video game series in which you must survive the titular five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza from the dangers of animatronic characters.