Five Nights at Freddy’s, the movie is already a hit: over $130 million in worldwide box office in first weekend
Despite negative reviews from critics, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie., an adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s video game series, is off to a great start both in the United States and around the world.
In its first weekend in theaters in many countries around the world (excluding Italy, where it will arrive on November 8), the film grossed a total of $130.6 million, including $78 million in the United States alone. These are incredible numbers especially considering that the film is available on the Peacock streaming service and that the production budget was $25 million.
Five Nights at Freddy’s also became the Blumhouse film with the best first weekend ever worldwide and in the United States, surpassing Halloween, which had debuted in 2018 with $76.2 million. It is even the live-action film based on a video game with the best start ever, while it is second only to Super Mario Bros. This year’s top film in terms of films based on games in general: it is also the horror film with the best start in 2023 to date.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s film is directed by Emma Tammi, director of the horror film The Wind, who also wrote the screenplay along with Seth Cuddeback and Scott Cawthon. The film also is produced by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon. Serving as executive producers are Russell Binder, Beatriz Sequeira and Christopher H. Warner.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s film will be released on November 8 in Italy.