The phenomenon that is Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is currently looking at a global opening of $130M. Fazbear and crew are playing in 64 international box office markets where they are expected to reach $52M through Sunday.
The worldwide number reps the biggest horror opening of the year and the biggest global debut ever for a Blumhouse title (ahead of Halloween’s $91.8M).
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As Anthony has chronicled, the domestic $78M opening is a stunner — and amid the day-and-date Peacock bow. Overseas, the play is purely theatrical and has set some records.
Freddy’s is marking the biggest original horror opening of 2023 overseas, and the second biggest horror opening of the year just behind The Nun II.
It’s also the top offshore horror opening of all time in Chile, Peru and Uruguay. On Friday, Freddy and friends picked up $13.3M, including Mexico ($2.1M), UK & Ireland ($1.5M), Australia ($900K), Brazil ($800K), Germany ($800K), Poland ($800K) and Saudi Arabia ($600K).
For Blumhouse, the Emma Tammi-directed pic had the best opening day ever in an estimated 16 markets: Germany, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Netherlands, New Zealand, Bolivia, Chile, Central America, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Sweden and Norway — and a very close No. 2 in Mexico (-4% vs Halloween)
The video game adaptation also scored the biggest horror opening day of the year in an estimated 15 markets: Mexico, Germany, Australia, Argentina, Netherlands, Ukraine, New Zealand, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. It was No. 2 for 2023 in Brazil, Singapore, German-speaking Switzerland, Central America and Colombia.
We’ll have a full update tomorrow.
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