Four nights at the box office
Five Nights at Freddy’s is now in theaters nationwide, just in time for Halloween. While the critical response has been mixed, audiences seem to have been more receptive to the film. At least, that’s what the latest box office numbers indicate.
As of Friday night, Five Nights at Freddy’s has made about $39.4 million in ticket sales. Assuming its numbers remain strong, tracking indicates that it could make as much as $78 million by the end of the weekend. If this happens, it will officially surpass 2018’s Halloween ($76.2 million) and become production studio Blumhouse’s highest grossing opening weekend of all time.
There are more records where that came from, too! It’s all but guaranteed that Five Nights at Freddy’s will have the highest debut gross of any film on a Halloween weekend. It’s also on track for the biggest opening weekend for a movie released in theaters and on demand simultaneously.
It remains to be seen if the movie will hit all these targets or if it will slow down before the weekend is over. One thing’s for sure though, audiences are excited for video game movie adaptations, and it doesn’t look like that train will slow down any time soon.