There are just a few weeks until the release of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie from Blumhouse, and it looks like it will be starting off on a sound footing.

Freddy’s Fortunes in Blum

In an interview with Fortune, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum revealed that the adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s smash-hit horror video game series has already made back the money spent on it before it hits a single screen.

How? Well, Blumhouse is famous for turning small-budget horror movies into profit makers ever since Paranormal Activity rocked up on a meager $15,000 budget and exploded into a franchise that’s nearly earned a billion dollars to date.

Even as budgets grew for movies such as Happy Death Day, they were small enough ($5 million in that instance) that it was easier to turn a profit even if they underperformed commercially. And if they were successful? Then they made massive profits (Happy Death Day scored around $125 million at the box office)

Five Nights at Freddy’s has made back its budget and more already because of the sale of its streaming & theatrical distribution rights. With a pretty strong fandom and trailers showing the film might even be good, it means it could be another smash for the most successful horror studio around.

The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

The movie stars Josh Hutcherson (Ultraman, The Hunger Games), Elizabeth Lail (You, Mack & Rita), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy, Unstable), Kat Conner Sterling (We Have A Ghost, 9-1-1), with Mary Stuart Masterson (Blindspot, Fried Green Tomatoes) and Matthew Lillard (Good Girls, Scream). Five Nights at Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon) and is written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback.

We shall see just how well Five Nights at Freddy’s does when it’s released on October 27, 2023, in theaters and on Peacock.

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