The Blumhouse horror flick Five Nights at Freddy’s has been dethroned as the UK’s top film, thanks to a bump for kids film Trolls Band Together.
The movie adaptation of animatronic creep-fest Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) topped the UK and Ireland box office during its pre-Halloween opening weekend, and has since taken nearly ten million pound in gross UK and Ireland profits to date.
But its run at the top has been cut short by Universal’s colourful kids Trolls flick. However, despite no longer being number one at UK cinemas, the supernatural FNaF movie is enjoying broader success worldwide — having now surpassed a total $200 million return at global box offices.
This global success looks like a big win for production company Blumhouse and distributor Universal — particularly when you consider it was made on a budget of just $20 million USD (that’s just just over £16 million).
Reviews for the 15 certificate flick have been fairly mixed but Ian Sandwell, writing for Digital Spy, noted that “after so long, fans might just be glad to see Five Nights at Freddy’s recreated so faithfully on the big screen”.