Jigsaw Carves It's Way To Top Of Box Office, Earns $16 Million On Opening Day


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

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