“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is shown with day and date
The highly anticipated live-action film adaptation of the popular video game series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, will finally be published later this year. However, the film will also get a hybrid, theatrical and streaming day and date of October 27. Blumhouse Productions Instagram account confirmed the news this week.
The announcement also included a creepy trailer for the upcoming film.
In “Five Nights at Freddy’s, the day and date go to October.”
This is the fourth Blumhouse Productions film to be released on the day and date at the same time, following “Halloween Kills,” “Halloween Ends” and “Firestarter.” The film will be released in wide theatrical release and streamed on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.
Blumhouse has had success with horror films before. “Halloween Kills” opened in theaters and on the Peacock in October 2021 with a $49 million opening weekend. The film earned $92 million at the domestic box office and $131 million worldwide. A year later, “Halloween Ends” opened with $40 million per day and date in theaters and the Peacock before finishing with $64 million domestically and $104 million worldwide.
Granted, the “Halloween” sequels are backed by the “Halloween” franchise brand name, plus the star of the original film, Jamie Lee Curtis, is back for the new trilogy. The 2022 “Firestarter” remake didn’t fare too well at the box office, bombing to $15 million worldwide with its day-and-date release.
While day-and-date shows can arguably cannibalize the box office of a major theatrical release, Deadline notes that “Halloween Ends” not only had a solid opening weekend, but also topped Nielsen’s charts for its opening weekend of Oct. 14-16, with 717 million minutes watched.
Also, Blumhouse Productions does well in horror. The studio started 2023 strong with its new original horror IP, “M3GAN,” which grossed $95 million domestically and $176 million worldwide. Last year’s “The Black Phone” also did incredibly well, earning $90 million domestically and $161 million worldwide.
Created by Scott Cawthon, the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” game series first debuted in 2014. Playing in a creepy fictional family pizzeria called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, players usually take on the role of a night employee and defend against him. the evil animatronic characters that inhabit the restaurant. During the game, players will discover the dark and disturbing history behind the restaurant and the animatronic creatures.
Over the years, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” has spawned many sequels and spinoffs and has become an entire media franchise. However, there has never been a live-action theatrical film. The film follows a troubled security guard who starts working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. During her first night, she discovers that it won’t be as easy as it seems.
The film stars Josh Hutcherson (“Future Man,” “The Hunger Games”), Elizabeth Lail (“You”), Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson and Matthew Lillard (“Scream,” “Scooby-Doo”). . ). The film is directed by Emma Tammi (“The Wind”, “Blood Moon”) and written by Cawthon, Tammi and Seth Cuddeback. It will also feature animatronic characters created by the iconic Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Cawthon is producing the film along with Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” opens in theaters and the Peacock on October 27.