Home » Five Nights at Freddy’s opening weekend was absolutely massive

Five Nights at Freddy’s opening weekend was absolutely massive

by Stewart Cole

It’s been a good year for video game adaptations at the box office. The Super Mario Bros. Movie set the record for video game movie debut and now Five Nights at Freddy’s‘s has set a new benchmark for second place. The film debuted with $78 million at the North American box office and $130 million worldwide in its first three days of release.

Five Nights at Freddy’s The massive success is largely due to the huge fan base of the video games it is based on. The game series launched in 2014 and has been going strong ever since, thanks in part to its support very dedicated YouTube community.

All this fan excitement is also a possible reason for the difference between Five Nights at Freddy’sHis reviews and fan reaction. While the film has received mostly poor reviews, the film has a very strong A-Cinemascore, indicating that people leaving the screenings of the film had a great time.

Add to FNAFIts impressive success at the box office is the fact that it was available on Peacock on the same day as its theatrical release. This is a strategy that Universal and Peacock have used in the past, but with far less successful results Halloween Kills ($49 million) and Halloween is over ($40 million). But Five Nights at Freddy’s The spectacular success of the day and date is not limited to the Peacock. It’s also the biggest box office for a same-day streaming movie, surpassing the Halloween movies and Dune ($41 million). The only same-day film with a technically bigger opening weekend is Marvel’s Black Widowwhich was released on Disney Plus the same day it was released in theaters, but watching it at home required an additional $30 purchase alongside the streaming subscription, so it’s not exactly the same thing.

The rest of the fund has been volatile and unpredictable this year. There have been huge hits such as Mario, Barbieand Oppenheimerbut there were many more disappointments, viz Mission Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic and the slow box office revival of the past two years, it’s that horror fans love movie theaters and are willing to buy tickets to movies they care about.

read more

Related Videos

Leave a Comment