Imagine being a fly on the wall during the writing of Five Nights at Freddy’s (Blumhouse/Universal, 10.25). Pic was co-written by direcor Emma Tammi, Seth Cuddeback and original videogame creator Scott Cawthon. Imagine the odious cultural devolution required for this to happen, and then imagine the torrents of cash. Five Nights at Freddy’s has opened with a $78M haul — the second biggest opening ever for a videogame pic. Super Mario Bros ($146.3M) it still first in this regared, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($72M) is third.

Pic stars the too-short Josh Hutcherson as a troubled security guard who takes a night-time job at an abandoned family entertainment center, after which four animatronic mascots come alive and are prone to murder. Costarring Lizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart MastersonMatthew Lillard.