The live-action adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s has surpassed the $200 million mark at the box office, exceeding its reported $20 million budget. Recent box office data from Variety reveals that the FNAF film secured an additional $19.4 million during its second weekend in the US, contributing to a global total surpassing $217 million.
A lot of movies, including FNAF witnessed a double-digit percentage decrease in box office earnings after its initial weekend. However, its second-weekend performance in the domestic market of $19.4 million marked a 76% decline from its impressive $80 million debut.
Ultimately, the FNAF movie has now surpassed $113 million in the United States alone. It’s also worth adding that the film premiered in both theatres and on Peacock simultaneously, a factor that may have influenced its overall box office success, particularly during the second weekend.
A commercial success
“‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is crashing in its second weekend of simultaneous streaming,” says David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research. “The two viewing options compete with each other. An exclusive theatrical run generates the greatest total box office and then elevates the film and builds anticipation of the streaming premiere that follows it.”
Either way, the FNAF movie is a commercial success. The film is also Blumhouse’s biggest opening weekend ever, and it is now the highest-grossing horror movie of the year beating titles such as Scream VI ($108 million), M3GAN ($95 million), and The Nun II ($85 million).
The FNAF movie was directed by Emma Tammi (Into the Dark, The Wind) based on a script by Cawthon, Tammi, Seth Cuddeback, Chris Lee Hill, and Tyler MacIntyre with Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) starring as Mike Schmidt and William Afton respectively.