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Five Nights At Freddy’s Breaks Major Horror Movie Box Office Record Of 2023-TGN


  • Five Nights at Freddy’s movie breaks a 2023 box office record, solidifying its place in horror movie history.
  • The horror movie has already made $113 million domestically, becoming the highest-grossing horror film of 2023 in just two weekends. Its worldwide earnings reached an impressive $215 million within two weeks.
  • With its early success, the movie just might continue its box office domination, indicating a promising future for the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.



Five Nights at Freddy’s has broken a major 2023 box office record, cementing itself in horror movie history. Based on the video game series of the same name, the film follows security guard Mike Schmidt as he takes a job monitoring Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a run-down restaurant home to killer animatronics. While the horror adaptation hasn’t fared well with critics, audiences and fans of the games have praised it. The movie has since become a massive box-office success, which improves the chances for Five Nights at Freddy’s 2.

Now, Collider reports the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has made $113 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing horror film of 2023. The movie was able to rise to the top only in its first two weekends, meaning an even bigger box office is likely on its way. In addition, the movie has earned a collective $215 million worldwide in its first two weeks, showing just how much of a success it has become.

Why Five Nights at Freddy’s Is So Successful

Five Nights at Freddy’s box office success can be attributed to the massive fanbase surrounding the original video game series. The franchise – which began as a one-man project by developer Scott Cawthon – has been releasing media consistently since 2014, with DLC for the latest game, Security Breach, coming out in July of this year. Because of how popular the games have been for almost a decade, it’s no surprise the movie has reflected this acclaim.

In addition, Five Nights at Freddy’s is rated PG-13, meaning audiences from many different age groups can watch the movie in theaters. Since the game’s fandom is multi-generational, the movie’s rating allows anyone who enjoys the series to see it regardless of how old they are. By appealing to a wide swath of people, the adaptation was able to guarantee a large boost for its financial success.

The horror movie’s incredible box office performance means the franchise will continue with a Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 adaptation. Despite the ending to Five Nights at Freddy’s, Actor Matthew Lillard previously revealed he signed on for three movies in the universe, meaning this first success could be the start of a trilogy. Given how well the first installment has performed, it’s possible two more Five Nights at Freddy’s movies will go into development, turning into a new extension of the video game franchise.

Director Emma Tammi has previously said any Five Nights at Freddy’s sequels would follow the stories of their respective games.

Source Collider

  • Five Nights at Freddys movie poster

    Five Nights at Freddy’s

    Release Date:

    Emma Tammi

    Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Foster, Jade Kindar-Martin, Jessica Weiss, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.


    109 Minutes

    Horror, Thriller

    Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback, Emma Tammi

    Story By:
    Scott Cawthon, Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre

    $25 Million

    Blumhouse Productions, Scott Cawthon Productions, Striker Entertainment

    Universal Pictures

    Five Nights at Freddy’s

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