Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Shatters Box Office Records – $130 million global debut

 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Shatters Box Office Records – $130 million global debut

 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Box Office Success:

The film adaptation of the popular video game series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” has made a remarkable impact at the box office, setting new records with its recent theatrical release.

Record-Breaking Opening Weekend:

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” achieved a domestic opening weekend box office haul of $78 million and raked in $130 million globally. Notably, it now holds the record for the highest opening ever for a Halloween weekend release.

Top Horror Film of 2023:

The film’s performance also places it as the highest-grossing horror movie of 2023, surpassing “The Nun II” with its $88.1 million opening.

PG-13 Horror Record:

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” broke the previous record for the highest opening weekend for a PG-13-rated horror film, previously held by “The Mummy Returns” at $68.1 million.

Top Horror Film Openings:

In terms of all-time best horror film openings, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” ranks at No. 3, trailing only “It” and “It: Chapter Two.”

Blumhouse Productions Record:

The film’s success is a milestone for Blumhouse Productions, surpassing their previous record set by “Halloween” in 2018 with an opening weekend of $76.2 million.

Celebration from Producer Jason Blum:

Jason Blum, the producer, celebrated this achievement, acknowledging the film’s massive opening weekend and its status as the biggest Blumhouse movie opening.

The Impact of Day-and-Date Release:

Notably, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” had a simultaneous release on the streaming platform Peacock. Despite the option to watch it at home, audiences flocked to theaters, highlighting the film’s pull on the big screen.

Mixed Critical Reception:

The film’s box office success contrasts with critical reviews. It received a low 25 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the audience score stands at a much higher 89 percent, and CinemaScore awarded the film an A- grade, which is unusual for horror films.

Behind the Scenes:

Directed by Emma Tammi, the film delves into the world of animatronics and maintains a PG-13 rating. The script was co-written by Emma Tammi, game creator Scott Cawthon, and Seth Cuddeback. The film features Josh Hutcherson as the lead character, Mike Schmidt, along with Piper Rubio, Elizabeth Lail, and Matthew Lillard.

Where to Watch:

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is currently available in theaters and for streaming on Peacock.

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