Refresh for latest…: Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is gaming its way to an estimated $130.6M global opening, higher even than we had it yesterday as this phenom is now eyeing a $52.6M bow from 64 international box office markets. 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 a number of records.
Globally, this is the biggest horror opening of 2023 ahead of The Nun II, and best for Blumhouse ever, topping Halloween.
Overseas, Fazbear and crew lead the biggest original horror opening of the year, and the second biggest horror debut, in line with The Nun II.
Latin America has been super dialed in to FNAF with Mexico the top opening market at $10.8M, followed by the UK ($6.3M), Australia ($3.8M), Brazil ($3.9M) and Germany ($2.6M). Next up were Argentina ($2.3M) and Chile ($1.9M).
Collectively, this first wave of markets opened in-line with genre pics Conjuring 2, Annabelle Comes Home and Insidious: The Red Door, and more than double M3GAN in the same markets.
Other market highlights include the biggest horror opening day of all time in Chile, Peru and Uruguay; top Blumhouse debut ever in 16 markets (Germany, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Netherlands, New Zealand, Bolivia, Chile, Central America, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Sweden, Norway; and a very close No.2 in Mexico); and top opening day of 2023 in Ukraine.
At current weekend estimates, this is the biggest horror opening weekend ever in Peru, Chile, Poland, Ukraine and Finland. It is also the top horror start of 2023 in Mexico, UK, Australia, Chile, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Peru, New Zealand, Ecuador, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Ukraine and Denmark.
And, Freddy’s is set to be the best opening weekend ever for Blumhouse in Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Peru, New Zealand, Ecuador, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Ukraine and Denmark