The Five Nights At Freddy’s movie has broken another huge record

The Five Nights At Freddy’s movie has broken another huge record
Images: Blumhouse

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

1st Nov 2023 10:11

We always knew that Five Nights at Freddy’s first foray on the big screen would be a belter.

Say what you will about the film itself (and its quality), but there’s little denying that it could have been the worst movie of the year, and fans would still show up in their droves to behold the majesty of the Jim Henson Company’s brilliant animatronics of Freddy, Chica, Bonnie and Foxy. If there’s one thing that we can say for sure about the film, it’s that its presentation is immensely faithful, and FNAF’s “for the fans” moniker has always been the best thing about it.

Now, though, it seems that those fans are paying it forward, as the movie itself just broke a pretty big record.

Five Nights at Freddy’s has beaten a Peacock record

Key art for the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, featuring Freddy peeking out of a ballpit.
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Echoing the days of the pandemic, the choice was made to deploy Five Nights at Freddy’s in cinemas and on the US-based streaming service Peacock at the exact same time - and though many were sceptical of the move, it’s paid off nicely for the latest Blumhouse horror outing.

The film has become the service’s most-watched film (series are included, too) in the first five days on the platform, beating even The Super Mario Bros. Movie. It’s also the most-watched entertainment title across all genres, and it’s the biggest opening ever for a film on Peacock in the first few days.

We knew that FNAF fans would eat the film up, but these numbers are truly unprecedented - to beat out even The Super Mario Bros. Movie is truly incredible, and it’s a testament to just how compelling the concept of Five Nights at Freddy’s is, even to newcomers that don’t yet know the ins and outs of the murder-spree of William Afton.

Plus, the records extend outside of Peacock, too.

FNAF is Blumhouse’s biggest opening ever

From left to right - Foxy, Chica, Freddy and Bonnie as they appear in the Five Nights at Freddy's movie.
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So far, FNAF has done what many had deemed impossible - the film has opened to $1232.7 million globally, which has not only made the film the biggest horror movie opening of 2023, but it has become Blumhouse’s biggest global movie opening ever. This is the same studio that released Freaky, Paranormal Activity and even cult classic Whiplash.

This is unprecedented, and further proof of the power that lurks in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. Now give us the Security Breach-based sequel, you cowards.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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