Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freedy’s is projected to make over $50 million at the box office despite the film coming to Peacock on the same date.
According to Deadline, Five Nights will have the second-best opening this Fall, putting it right behind Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which earned $92.8 M at the box office. What makes this stand out even more is that releasing a film before Halloween traditionally doesn’t make a lot of money. Before this, the biggest openings were 2011’s Puss in Boots, earning $34 million, and 2006’s Saw III, earning $36 million.
It’s also worth mentioning that the film’s production cost $20 million, and it’s projected that the film has already made at least $11 million in presales. Even though the numbers look good for Freddy, it’ll be viewable on Peacock for those with a paid subscription. The Deadline report mentions that a similar thing happened with Halloween Ends, which was originally projected to be over $50 million but only earned $40 million during the opening. However, this didn’t stop the film from setting a new record weekend viewership for Peacock.
For now, it seems like Universal is confident Five Nights at Freddy’s will do well. The studio has over 3,500 theaters scheduled to show Five Nights at Freddy’s, with PLFs (premium large format) included.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is scheduled to hit theaters and Peacock on October 27. Check out our story covering the movie’s second trailer for news on the film.
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