Five Nights at Freddy's Film Breaks Box Office Records Despite Mixed Reviews
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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."
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.
Jason Blum, the producer, celebrated this achievement, acknowledging the film's massive opening weekend and its status as the biggest Blumhouse movie opening.