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The Crap Comes Alive: Saw 3D torture pwns the weekend

By / 11.01.10

The Saw movies really have a knack for opening when nothing else is out and cleaning up, and this weekend was no different.  Saw 3D (aka Saw 7, aka Saw VII: Torture Everywhere in This Bitch) earned $22.5 million to top the box office.  It was down from Saw 2 through 5’s $32 million average opening gross, but enough to earn back the small budget and probably get another one of these masterpieces greenlit.  In terms of attendance, it was the second-lowest of the franchise behind the first, but premium-priced 3D accounted for 92% the tickets sold.  Call it a victory for crappy sequels and higher ticket prices.  Yay.

Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter opened in 243 more locations than last weekend and still fell 47%.  It’s currently earned back less than half of its budget.  It’s a shame.  I thought this one would finally be Matt Damon’s big break.

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This week
Last week
Title
Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Saw 3D LGF $22,500,000 - 2,808 - $8,013 $24,200,000 $20 1
2 1 Paranormal Activity 2 Par. $16,500,000 -59.4% 3,239 +23 $5,094 $65,658,000 $3 2
3 3 Red Sum. $10,811,000 -28.1% 3,349 +76 $3,228 $58,905,000 $58 3
4 2 Jackass 3-D Par. $8,425,000 -60.5% 3,139 +28 $2,684 $101,578,000 $20 3
5 4 Hereafter WB $6,320,000 -47.4% 2,424 +243 $2,607 $22,161,000 $50 3
6 6 Secretariat BV $5,071,000 -27.6% 3,108 - $1,632 $44,774,000 $35 4
7 5 The Social Network Sony $4,700,000 -35.4% 2,767 -154 $1,699 $79,706,000 $50 5
8 7 Life as We Know It WB $4,000,000 -34.8% 2,860 -159 $1,399 $43,478,000 $38 4
9 9 The Town WB $1,950,000 -29.1% 1,608 -310 $1,213 $87,602,000 $37 7
10 25 Conviction FoxS $1,825,000 +502.0% 565 +510 $3,230 $2,378,000 $12.5 3

TOPICS#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
TAGSHEREAFTERSAW 3D THE TRAPS COME ALIVEwho cares

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