Turns out Taylor Swift was no match for Freddy Fazbear at the box office.
The video game horror adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s topped the weekend box office with $78 million in its opening weekend.
It’s the biggest opening weekend for a horror movie this year, and the second-biggest opening ever for a video game movie, behind only The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour dropped to second place with $14.7 million, followed by Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon with $9 million.
After Death ($5 million) and The Exorcist: The Believer ($3.1 million) rounded out the top five.
What does the success of Freddy’s and Super Mario mean for the future of video game movies? Do you watch horror movies around Halloween?