Blumhouse Productions Celebrates Milestone as the Five Nights at Freddy’s Adaptation Overtakes Previous Record Holder “Split”
Blumhouse Productions, the renowned production company in the horror genre, is basking in the success of its latest venture, the movie adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, which has officially become the studio’s most successful film to date. Jason Blum, the founder of Blumhouse, took to X/Twitter to share the exciting news, revealing that the movie has surpassed M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” in terms of box office performance.
The announcement by Blum has sparked curiosity about what he means by the film being the “biggest.” According to Box Office Mojo, it appears he is referring to the box office earnings, where Five Nights at Freddy’s boasts a global total of $283,107,340, surpassing “Split,” which achieved $278,454,427 worldwide.
What makes this accomplishment even more remarkable is the modest reported budget of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, standing at $20 million according to ABC News. The film’s success story began with a formidable $78 million domestic box office debut during its opening weekend, proving its appeal to audiences. Even with a simultaneous release on the Peacock streaming platform, the film continued to draw viewers, earning an additional $19.4 million domestically in its second weekend.
The man behind the popular game franchise, Scott Cawthorn, expressed his gratitude for the film’s success shortly after its premiere, stating, “It was beyond my wildest dreams.” While acknowledging both positive feedback and critiques, he reassured fans that he is paying attention to their responses. Despite how long the film was in production, everything seems to have paid off on Cawthon’s side.
Despite differing opinions, including a lukewarm review from some quarters, Blumhouse has yet to confirm the development of a sequel. However, given the monumental success of Five Nights at Freddy’s, expectations are high for a potential sequel, eagerly anticipated by fans of the horror game and movie adaptation alike.