Five Nights at Freddy’s from Blumhouse topped out this past weekend’s box office with over $130 million globally. This also makes it the biggest ever movie to premiere on Halloween weekend.
The previous record holder was 2011’s Puss in Boots from Dreamworks which opened with approximately $34 million. While October as a month is popular for horror films, the actual holiday weekend tends to be a little more subdued.
Five Nights at Freddy’s takes the popular game franchise and brings it to the big screen, a project that’s been in the works since 2015 after it was first announced. The project passed hands in development before finally ending up with Blumhouse productions. Blumhouse is known for their work on licensed franchises like the recent Halloween movies, as well as original titles like the recent M3GAN.
The movie stars Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard, Elizabeth Lail, and Piper Rubio.
You can check out our review of Five Nights at Freddy’s here.