Title: Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Makes a Record-Breaking Global Debut
In a surprising turn of events, Universal/Blumhouse’s highly anticipated horror film, Five Nights at Freddy’s, has taken the box office by storm, surpassing all expectations. The movie has secured a global opening weekend of a staggering $130 million, making it the biggest horror opening of the year and the largest global debut ever for a Blumhouse title.
With simultaneous releases in 64 international markets, Five Nights at Freddy’s is projected to accumulate an impressive $52 million by the end of Sunday. This phenomenal achievement solidifies its position as the biggest original horror opening of 2023 overseas and the second largest horror opening of the year, just coming behind The Nun II.
The film’s success is even more remarkable considering it was also made available for streaming on the Peacock platform. Despite the accessible alternative, the domestic box office recorded an astonishing $78 million opening. This surprising performance has left industry experts dumbfounded, applauding the film’s ability to captivate audiences across both theatrical and streaming platforms.
Five Nights at Freddy’s has not only shattered global box office records but has also made its mark on individual countries. In Chile, Peru, and Uruguay, the film achieved the highest offshore horror opening ever. Fans flocked to theaters on the opening day, contributing to the impressive $13.3 million in earnings worldwide.
Particularly noteworthy was the overwhelming response from key markets such as Mexico, UK & Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. In these regions, Five Nights at Freddy’s garnered substantial ticket sales, solidifying its position as the best opening day ever for Blumhouse in 16 markets, including Germany, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, the Netherlands, and more. Additionally, it emerged as the biggest horror opening of the year in 15 markets, including Mexico, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and more.
As fans eagerly await more thrilling updates, comprehensive figures on the film’s earnings will be released tomorrow. What remains evident is that Five Nights at Freddy’s has proven itself to be a global sensation, captivating audiences with its chilling storyline and keeping them on the edge of their seats.
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