Five Nights at Freddy’s scared up a win at the box office despite a day-and-date debut on Peacock.
Day-and-date debuts for horror films may not be the worst thing. Despite premiering on Peacock simultaneously, Five Nights at Freddy’s took in $78M in the U.S., the eighth-best October opening ever. It took in $52.57M overseas for a global debut of $130.57M from a reported budget of $20M. Expect a sequel announcement at literally any second.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour took the second spot at the box office with $14.7M for a new domestic total of $149.36M. It has taken in a further $53.7M in the foreign markets for a global total of $203.06M.
Third place went to Killers of the Flower Moon with $9M for a new domestic total of $40.67M. It’s done a further $10.93M overseas for a global total of $51.61M.
After Death premiered in the fourth spot with $5.06M.
Rounding out the top five was The Exorcist: Believer with $3.1M for a new domestic total of $59.36M. It has taken in $53.29M in the foreign markets for a global total of $112.65M.
This week’s wide releases are The Marsh King’s Daughter, What Happens Later, and Priscilla.