Box Office: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Holds Strong, Breaks $100M

  1. Five Nights at Freddy’s (review)- $19.3M/$113M

An especially slow weekend must have factored in but, critics be damned, the people love those funky animatronics. The film industry has definitely seen a backslide post-COVID, making FNAF’s (as the kids call it) $100M in two weeks an even bigger accomplishment.

2. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour– $13.5M/$166M

3. Killers of the Flower Moon– $7M/$52.3M

After a huge 61% drop last week Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest seems to have stopped the bleeding, losing only 24% of it’s audience from last week and allowing the extra-long historical epic to hold on to it’s third place spot. Honestly, I can’t remember a time that all three top films in the box office didn’t change from one week to the next, I suppose that speaks to the lack of options out for viewers right now.

4. Priscilla– $5M/$5.3M

5. Radical-  $2.7M

This “teacher reaches kids everyone else gave up on” drama dropped on 419 theaters in the US this week, when you consider the reach a fifth place start is pretty damn impressive.

6. The Exorcist: Believer– $2.1M/$63.1M

7. After Death– $2M/$9M

8. Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie– $1.9M/$62M

9. What Happens Later– $1.5M

Honestly, I can’t say I’m surprised by the poor start for the years first holiday-esque romance film. What can you expect when you have Meg Ryan and David Duchovny as your romantic leads. 30 years ago? Yeah, sure, but it’s been so long since either of their heydays that the 18-24 demo probably doesn’t even know who they are.

10. Freelance– $1.2M/$4.2M

OOOF! If “should have released on Netflix” was a person, it would be sitting here in the number 10 spot.