Another video game adaptation success story
Five Nights at Freddy’s started breaking records at the box office right out of the gate, when it became production studio Blumhouse’s biggest opening weekend of all time, as well as the biggest debut for any movie on Halloween. Now, Five Nights and Freddy’s has officially been cemented as Blumhouse’s highest grossing movie in the studio’s history.
As of this week, Five Nights and Freddy’s has grossed $136 million in the United States and $160 million overseas, for a grand total of $296 million. This means it’s surpassed Blumhouse’s previously highest grossing film, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, which made $278.5 million over the course of its theatrical run.
Five Nights at Freddy’s also premiered on streaming service Peacock simultaneously with its theatrical debut. While we don’t have exact numbers on its performance there, it’s safe to assume that a lot of people have watched this movie. We’ll see if the inevitable sequel manages to break more records!