The film Five Nights at Freddy’s achieved a huge success with a worldwide gross of nearly USD 131 million in its first five days of release.
This success marked the biggest horror debut of 2023 and surpassed its initial projections. This was reported by Gizmodo, Monday (11/6/2023).
Although it was released simultaneously on the streaming platform Peacock, the revenue from that service has not been disclosed specifically.
With the second-largest domestic opening for a game adaptation film this year, Five Nights at Freddy’s outperformed other horror films released in 2023.
This success also established the film as the biggest opening of the films from Blumhouse, the production studio behind the film’s success.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is likely to remain dominant at the box office for the next few weeks, considering the next big films in different genres have not been released yet.
This achievement also became a feat for the horror genre and Blumhouse as a producer of high-quality horror films.
With the popularity of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series and the success of the film, Blumhouse is likely to continue with sequels or similar projects to expand the franchise.
This success could also open the door for film adaptations of other video games that have a large fan base.