Scream Horror Magazine


Posted on: December 5th, 2023

October was a very lucrative month for horror to say the least, but perhaps no studio has reaped the rewards more that Blumhouse Productions.

Beginning October 6th, Blumhouse’s The Exorcist: Believer topped the box-office and went on to gross $135 million worldwide. This was an overperformance, given the film’s mixed to negative critical reception and polarizing reaction from audiences.

That alone would’ve been a fruitful October for Blumhouse, but just 3 weeks later, the hotly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy’s adaption hit screens. With an enormous opening weekend haul of $130 million, the film set and instant record for the studio.

Now, there’s better news for Blumhouse, as despite a near record-breaking 73% decline its second week, and a critical lashing, FNaF has gone on to become the studio’s most successful film in history.

With a hefty total haul of $295.5 million, Five Nights at Freddy’s bests some of Blumhouse’s finest and most critically lauded offerings with its profits. Previously 2016’s Split had held the title as Blumhouse’s most successful film, with a very impressive $285 million. Similarly, FNaF eclipses Jordan Peele’s Oscar winning Get Out, his 2017 follow-up Us and David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween reboot.

On a meagre budget of $20 million, Five Nights at Freddy’s has cultivated a profit margin that is ridiculously impressive for a genre film. The rewards reaped from the film no doubt guarantee more visits to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria are on the horizon.

To that end, we hear through a reliable source that two sequels are in active development over at Blumhouse. Actor Matthew Lillard has also confirmed that he signed a deal for three films, so it will not be long before we see the animatronic fiends terrorize another unsuspecting security guard, we’re betting.

Congratulations Blumhouse on such a major coup! We hope success like this continues for the horror genre.

About Scream Horror Magazine
The world’s scariest publication, SCREAM – Blood, guts, gore & more! We are THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE PRINT HORROR MAGAZINE. We cover films, celebrity interviews, DVDs/Blu-rays, festivals, books, games, comics, graphic novels, fiction/non-Fiction, photography, clothing/fashion, news, reviews, previews, competitions, on-location film reports & much, much more!
Contact Scream Magazine
For advertising, sales, ordering, editorial, or other miscellaneous questions, you can reach us via email here
Follow Scream Magazine
Follow Scream Magazine on Twitter Join Scream Magazine on Facebook Scream Magazine on Instagram
©2018 SCREAM MAGAZINE | Privacy Policy