Step aside, End of Halloween. Sorry for you, The Super Mario Bros movie. There’s a new boss in town, and he’s big, hairy, and stinks of pizza. After a big weekend at the cinema box office, Five Nights at Freddy’s—which was released the same day on Peacock – also did huge numbers for the streamer.
According to a press release from Peacock, the Emma Tammy-directed Five Nights at Freddy’s is now Peacock’s “most-watched movie or series of all time in its first five days on the streaming platform, surpassing previous record holders” Halloween Ends, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Bel-Air And The Best Man: The Final Chapters.”
That’s just the icing on the cake of good news for Blumhouse, which saw the film rack up $132.7 million worldwide this weekend, enough to be the biggest film release horror releases of the entire year, as well as the studio’s biggest worldwide release. Never. In the United States, it recorded the second-largest opening of all time for a film based on a video game (in this regard, Super Mario Bros. still has rhythm), as well as the greater opening for a horror film with a female director.
Not bad for a movie about a guy (Josh Hutcherson) so desperate for work that he agrees to become a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, a place where animatronics work. not come play. Probably next Five nights news that doesn’t involve box office and streaming numbers will inform fans when to hope for the future. Watch Peacock here.
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