“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is a Suprise Hit That We Didn’t See Coming

Josh Hutcherson in
Josh Hutcherson in "Five Nights at Freddy's"

Many horror movies hit the theaters this October, but none of them created as much buzz as Five Nights at Freddy’s. The story about the murderous animatronic mascots made quite a success following its premiere last week, and here’s why everyone’s talking about it.

Box Office Numbers

Five Nights at Freddy’s grossed $130 million worldwide during its opening weekend, and this number is quite impressive for more reasons than one. This horror was filmed with a relatively small $20 million budget, and moviegoers decided to see it on the big screen despite the fact it’s already available for streaming on Peacock.

Viral Conversations

Despite failing to impress the critics, Five Nights at Freddy’s is already a huge hit with the audiences, and several tweets about it generated tens of thousands of likes. From saying they’d spend “five nights” with the film’s leading man Josh Hutcherson to discussing Matthew Lillard’s performance, fans of the film and video games were having a field day online after Five Nights at Freddy’s came out.

Rumored Sequels

Five Nights at Freddy’s has only been in theatres for a few days, but it already started sequel rumors. Given its box office success, it makes total sense to continue this story, especially since there are two more games that can be used as source material for potential follow-ups.