31 Oct ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Was Also Huge on Streaming: Film Is Most-Watched Peacock Title Ever [The Wrap]
BY SCOTT MENDELSON
October 31, 2023 | In another example of how streaming success doesn’t have to come at the expense of box office glory, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is Peacock’s most-watched film or television show within the first five days of availability, according to the streamer. While no raw viewership numbers have been offered up, whatever milestone the Blumhouse horror movie achieved came alongside a sky-high $80 million domestic and $133 million global opening weekend.
The $20 million, PG-13 adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s popular video game series surpassed five-day viewership totals for “Halloween Ends” (which also got a day-and-date release with Peacock and in theaters), “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (which arrived on Peacock following $1.4 billion in global grosses and a conventional post-theatrical VOD/EST/DVD window) the episodic “Bel-Air” television show and “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” miniseries event.