“Five Nights at Freddy’s,” the horror film based on the popular video game, has made a remarkable debut on Peacock, setting a new record for the streaming platform.
Within just five days of its release, the film has become the most-watched title on Peacock, surpassing previous hits such as “Halloween Ends,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” “Bel-Air,” and “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.”
The film, which was simultaneously released in theaters and on Peacock on October 27, has not only become the most-watched film or series on the platform but also holds the title for the biggest opening ever for a film on Peacock through its first five days. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as it spans across all genres, making “Five Nights at Freddy’s” a standout title in Peacock’s content library.
The Story Unfolds
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” follows the story of Mike, played by Josh Hutcherson, a young man grappling with the unresolved disappearance of his younger brother more than a decade ago.
Struggling to make ends meet and desperate to maintain custody of his 10-year-old sister Abby, portrayed by Piper Rubio, Mike takes on a job as a night security guard at the abandoned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria.
However, he soon realizes that the restaurant harbors dark secrets, leading him into a nightmare of supernatural encounters. Elizabeth Lail stars as Vanessa, a local police officer who becomes entangled in the eerie events.
A Collaborative Effort
The film is a product of collaboration between Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. It is executive produced by Beatriz Sequeira, Ryan Turek, Christopher H. Warner, Russell Binder, and Marc Mostman.
The screenplay is penned by Scott Cawthon, the creator of the original video game, alongside Seth Cuddeback and Emma Tammi, who also directed the film.
While NBCUniversal has not released specific viewership data to back up the film’s success, it is expected that “Five Nights at Freddy’s” may appear on the Nielsen streaming charts next month, providing further insight into its performance compared to other streaming titles.
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