Five Nights At Freddy’s Defeats An Iconic Superhero With Massive Box Office

By Britta DeVore | Published

Now heading into its first full month in theaters around the world, Five Nights at Freddy’s is continuing to dominate the competition at the box office. While DC and Marvel are constantly finding themselves at odds, duking it out to draw in the biggest crowd with their latest blockbuster, the Blumhouse Productions horror adaptation of the video game series of the same name is giving both studios a run for their money. And, as Forbes reports, Five Nights at Freddy’s has officially won the race against DC’s early summer feature, The Flash.

Five Nights At Freddy’s Outperforms The Flash

Running circles around its competition, Five Nights at Freddy’s has officially made it to $271 million in ticket sales. That number easily topples the Ezra Miller-led DC feature as The Flash made it to the finish line with only $270 million. Seeing as Five Nights still has some time left during its cinematic run, we can only expect those numbers to get bigger, possibly eclipsing other superhuman competitors. 

Five Nights Also Debuted On Streaming


What’s especially important to consider when looking at the still-growing numbers for Five Nights at Freddy’s ticket sales is that the film received a double release. As Blumhouse has previously done for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, the final two films in David Gordon Green’s horror trilogy, Five Nights was put on Peacock for streaming the same day it scared its way into cinemas. Despite giving viewers the extremely tempting choice of sitting at home in their pajamas to catch the feature, audiences still had enough drive and interest to catch the movie on the big screen.

The Flash Was A Major DC Failure

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Opposite Five Nights at Freddy’s, on the short end of the stick, The Flash was a projected box office success for DC with early reactions paralleling it to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Despite ongoing legal troubles and abuse allegations launched at its star, Ezra Miller, Warner Bros. Discovery continued to move onward with The Flash, something they would ultimately regret. The film impressively underperformed at cinemas with fans being less than pleased with the final product.

Five Nights At Freddy’s Is A Video Game Adaptation

An adaptation of a video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s centers around a dedicated older brother named Mike Schmidt who will do anything to make sure his little sister, Abby (Piper Rubio) stays in his custody. Suffering from PTSD after a traumatic childhood experience, Mike hasn’t had the best track record with jobs. When he falls into a nightwatchman position, he begrudgingly takes it, knowing that he’ll need to bring his sister along with him.

What Is The Movie About?

The gig is at an abandoned pizza and gaming restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a location that used to be a hot destination before an unsolved mystery fell upon the town decades earlier. When Mike and Abby discover the sinister secret behind the animatronic band, they find themselves caught up in an off-the-rail ride with plenty of twists and turns. While it doesn’t stick directly to the plot of the video game, audiences have been mostly happy with how filmmaker Emma Tammi adapted Five Nights at Freddy’s.

A New Horror Franchise?

Leaving the movie on somewhat of an open ending, the folks behind Five Nights at Freddy’s left plenty of wiggle room for a sequel – or even a franchise. As the film’s box office numbers only continue to grow, it’s more than likely that Freddy will be getting the franchise treatment while it’s unclear when or if The Flash will be receiving another lap.