Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving Proves Horror Always Wins at the Box Office

In case you needed further proof that horror is the box office’s golden child, “Thanksgiving” wasn’t the only horror film to make the weekend’s top five. “Five Nights at Freddy’s” fell precipitously from its colossal $80 million debut (mainly due to a day-and-date streaming release on Peacock), but in its fourth weekend it still managed to grossing an additional $3.5 million at the domestic box office. , bringing its overall total to $284.3 million. With a reported production budget of $20 million, the video game adaptation will undoubtedly be one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

Speaking of the year, “Thanksgiving” is actually the last theatrical horror release of 2023, which means it could stay on screens for a while simply due to the lack of other horror offerings. horror. The next major scary release is Blumhouse’s haunted swimming pool movie, “Night Swim,” on January 5, 2024. Until then, horror fans, we’re in for a long, dry December.

At least there’s always the chance to watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” again.

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