Jason Blum laughs his way to the bank with animatronic thriller Five Nights at Freddy's, already recouping production costs before the film release.

Freddy’s Film Frightening Finance Figures Even Before Release

'Tis the Autumn season; a time for pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweaters, and of course, hair-raising cinema horrors, and who does it better than Blumhouse Productions? Halloween this year sees huge releases from the horror factory, among them being Insidious: The Red Door and The Exorcist: Believer. But the most eagerly awaited of them all is arguably Five Nights At Freddy's (FNaF), and guess what! It's already raking in the big bucks even before its release. Quite ghastly, right?

Now, one might ask, "What if this much-anticipated movie ends up being a freakish flop?" Hold your horses, folks! Mr. Jason Blum, the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, is sweating nothing close to cold bullets over this. In his recent conversation with Fortune, Blum coolly revealed that FNaF has already managed to break even. How, you ask? Well, the sale of its streaming and theatrical distributions guarantees a profit, even if the movie takes a nosedive at the box office. Your neighborhood horror-fest is already playing the business game well, without needing any audience members losing sleep yet!

Although Blum didn't spill the beans on the exact sum the movie has banked, he did mention that FNaF's production costs were somewhere north of $20 million. A good chunk of this budget was invested in the film's main protagonists - the terrifyingly realistic animatronics, making FNaF quite a splurge according to Blumhouse's usual low-budget standards.

Now, frugality is practically Blum's middle name. Known for his economical approach to filmmaking, he quipped in the interview about how he keeps a tight control on expenditure. "Don't expect any Oscar-worthy monologues from the waiters in our movies," he said, referring to the fact that even one line from an actor costs them at least $800. So, let’s just say that having a film where animatronics take the limelight is quite a penny-saving strategy. After all, last we checked, robots aren’t unionized yet!

So there you have it, folks! Five Nights at Freddy's is set to scream onto big screens on October 27, and it is already sending shivers down Hollywood accountants' spines. Already counting down the days? Keep up with all the bone-chilling releases waiting to freeze your blood in the coming months. And for those who can’t resist a good scare, we’ve compiled a list of the top 25 horror movie remakes that are bound to keep you up all night long. So grab your popcorn, and have fun... screaming!

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