Jigsaw dominated the domestic box office in this weekend after opening in theaters on Friday, Oct. 27.
The eighth installment of the horror franchise, Saw, raked in an estimated $16.3 million in earnings.
Despite coming out on top this weekend, Jigsaw, failed to meet analysts' expectations. The film, which comes seven years after the release of 2010's Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, was projected to register a $20 million opening weekend. The film was rated an average B by moviegoers on CinemaScore and received a 38% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jigsaw also posted the second lowest opening for the franchise but it still counts as a win for Lionsgate given the fact that the film was produced with a budget of only $10 million and managed to outperform all the other films despite a weak box office weekend.
Lionsgate's second entry, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, followed in second place after topping the box office last weekend. The film collected an estimated $10 million this weekend, taking its total to $35.5 million.
Geostorm dropped down to third place. The CGI-heavy disaster flick raked in $5.7 million over the weekend, which brings the film's total domestic box office collection to $23.3 million, significantly lower than the film's $100 million budget.
Happy Death Day ranks fourth with a weekend collection of $4.7 million, adding to its $48 million in total earnings, followed by Blade Runner 2049 with $4 million this weekend, which takes the film's box office total to $81.4 million.
Thank You For Your Service, which is a biographical war drama that revolves around posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and veterans adjusting to life after returning from the war, managed to earn only $3.7 million despite winning critical acclaim.
The remaining films at the box office top ten this weekend include the biographical firefighter film Only the Brave, Jackie Chan-starrer The Foreigner, George Clooney's Suburbicon and the Stephen King's IT.
Here are the estimates for the top 10 releases at the U.S. box office this weekend, according to comScore:
1. Jigsaw - $16.3 million
2. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - $10 million
3. Geostorm $5.7 - million
4. Happy Death Day - $5.1 million
5. Blade Runner 2049 - $4 million
6. Thank You for Your Service - $3.7 million
7. Only the Brave - $3.5 million
8. The Foreigner - $3.2 million
9. Suburbicon - $2.8 million
10. IT - $2.5 million