Saw 3D won at the box office this weekend, banking $22.5 million. That's a decent figure, considering the last installment crashed into theaters with only $14.1 million, but is it enough to bring Saw back from the dead?
In a genre where evil never really dies, the Saw franchise has earned a total of $763 million worldwide, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Saw 3D was billed as the final chapter, but there seems to still be blood left in the screamfest, so SheKnows imagines a Saw VIII isn't out of the question.
Last week's winner Paranormal Activity 2 continued to woo moviegoers in with the promise of screams. This weekend's $16.5 million brings the sequel up to $65 million, making it Halloween 2010's big winner.
The action comedy Redjumped in front of Jackass 3D to maintain its place in the top three for another week, with $10.8 million. Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren are holding at a slow burn, with $58.9 million banked so far.
While Jackass 3Ddropped to fourth, the $8.5 million weekend brought Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and friends up to the $100 million mark. The prankfest has banked $101.6 million in the US so far.
Hereafter took fifth place with $6.3 million. Neither the Halloween-appropriate life-after-death premise nor the names Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon could make this movie a big winner, but it has managed to eke its way into the top five two weeks in a row.
Secretariat stayed in sixth place with $5.1 million, while The Social Network dropped two spots to come in seventh with $4.7 million. The Facebook film is just shy of hitting the $80 million mark. Life as We Know It came in eighth with $4 million.
Ben Affleck's The Town closed out its seventh week in theaters with $1.95 million to come in ninth, while Conviction climbed from 25th place to take the final spot in the top ten with $1.8 million.
With Halloween officially behind us, next weekend offers a slew of new releases, big and small.
Due Date, For Colored Girls and Megamind 3D hope to make big impacts on next week's box office race; while limited releases entering the fray include 127 Hours, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Fair Game, Four Lions, Making the Boys, Red Hill and William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.
1. Saw 3D, $22.5 million
2. Paranormal Activity 2, $16.5 million
3. Red, $10.8 million
4. Jackass 3D, $8.4 million
5. Hereafter, $6.3 million
6. Secretariat, $5 million
7. The Social Network, $4.7 million
8. Life as We Know It, $4 million
9. The Town, $1.9 million
10. Conviction, $1.8 million
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