OK, this proves horror fans love pizza.
Five Nights at Freddy’s–the film adaptation of the 2014 horror video game–scared away the competition in its opening weekend, topping the domestic box office race, according to a report on Deadline.
The Blumhouse feature scooped up $78 million from 3,700 domestic theaters this weekend, posting a CinemaScore of A- and continuing a strong showing for the horror genre in 2023. In addition, the movie enjoyed the best opening for a horror flick–and the most productive opening for a Halloween weekend movie–so far this year.
The film–directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay she wrote with game creator Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback–follows Mike Schmidt (John Hutcherson), a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, who is forced to deal with the building’s animatronic creatures coming to violent life.
The cast is rounded out by Matthew Lillard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Elizabeth Lail and Kat Conner Sterling.
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