Seven years after the premiere of ‘ Saw 3D ‘, the saga ‘Saw’ returned to the US theaters this weekend with ‘Jigsaw’. The film, which promised to bring a face-lift to the saga, was released with the challenge of obtaining the figures of its predecessors after the franchise several years in oblivion, but instead, the film came to theaters with the great advantage of premiered the weekend prior to the Halloween and without hardly any competition , because the other highlights of the week, ‘ Suburbicon ‘ by George Clooney or the war drama ‘Thank you for your service , they did not seem to point to big numbers.
Given the poor competition, ‘ Saw VIII ‘ has managed to win the number 1 box office without any problem, raising in its premiere an estimated 16.2 million dollars , a figure that, however, is the second worst premiere of the saga behind that of ‘ Saw VI ‘ in 2009. On the other hand, the film only has a budget of 10 million , which undoubtedly means that these 16.2 million raised in this first weekend will lead to qualifying the success movie, although it will not move between the large figures obtained by the first installments of the saga. On the other hand, the number 1 in the box office of ‘Saw VIII’ also supposesa great data for its distributor, Lionsgate , who in the last 11 weeks have reached the first position at the box office on 5 occasions, something that large studios like Sony or Paramount have not achieved for quite some time.
Without more outstanding premieres than that of ‘Saw VIII’, ‘ Boo 2! A Madea Halloween ‘is easily positioned behind the eighth installment of’ Saw ‘ranking second in the box office in its second weekend in theaters , although this sequel to’ Boo! A Madea Halloween ‘ does not present the same maintenance as its predecessor , presenting a fall of 53% and adding 10 million dollars to its collection . However, its budget of only 20 million makes its figures quite acceptable to make the production profitable, bringing a total of 35 million raised.
The third place in the box office is for ‘ Geostorm ‘, although their figures are still far from being minimally acceptable. In its second weekend falls 59% and only adds 5.6 million , raising a total of 23.5 million in the United States and 113 globally, which undoubtedly confirms being one of the biggest business failures of the year in the United States, because this film cost its producer, Warner Bros., a high figure of 120 million dollars, some numbers that are quite difficult to make profitable for the studio even though the film seems to be working somewhat better in markets like China.
In fourth place and with similar figures, is ‘ Happy day of your death ‘, raising 5 million in its third week in theaters . Taking advantage of being the weekend prior to Halloween, this film produced by Blumhouse Pictures has taken the opportunity to expand the number of showrooms, having already raised 48.3 million in the United States and 68 million worldwide , figures that confirm again the great success of the tape before its low budget of only 4.8 million.
The top 5 of the box office closes it ‘ Blade Runner 2049 ‘, standing above ‘ Thank you for your service ‘, war drama starring Miles Teller that Universal has released this week getting the disappointing fund raising of $ 3.7 million in more than 2,000 rooms . As for ‘Blade Runner’, only adds 3.9 million in its fourth week on display , qualifying again the commercial failure of this sequel to the title directed by Ridley Scott in 1982 before its approximate 150 million budget.
The other highlight of the week was coming from George Clooney and Matt Damon . The director and actor premiered in the United States ‘ Suburbicon ‘, a tape that has paid off its first weekend at the box office, only raising 2.8 million in 2,046 rooms, one of the worst data of the respective careers of Clooney and Damon . The film also had not garnered good reviews since its release at the last festival in Venice, with only 26% positive reviews in Rotten Tomatoes and 43 out of 100 in Metacritic , this fact may have contributed to the failure in its premiere. The tape has been released occupying the ninth position at the box office.
‘ Only the Brave ‘ and ‘ The Foreigner ‘ occupy the seventh and eighth positions of the box office with 3.4 and 3.2 million respectively , while ‘ It ‘ is still present in the Top 10 closing the same with 2.4 million, adding a total of 323.7 million in the United States and the curious (and demonized) figure of 666.6 million worldwide.
Among other data, mention the premiere of ‘ Amityville: The Awakening ‘ in 10 cinemas by The Weinstein Company, which has been paid by collecting only an average of $ 74 per movie with a total of only $ 742. On the other hand, ‘ The sacrifice of a sacred deer ‘ of Yorgos Lanthimos expands to 33 theaters raising $ 221,000 and getting a good average of 6,713 for cinema before its expansion to more than 300 screens next week. ‘ The Florida Project ‘ also expanded to 145 theaters this week keeping good figures, raising $ 539 with a total already raised of 2.1 million.
Next week Thor returns
The god of thunder Thor will return to US theaters next week with ‘ Thor: Ragnarok ‘ willing to play again with big numbers pointing to a premiere of more than 100 million . The film, has already been released this weekend in major markets such as the United Kingdom, Korea, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy or Spain, having already raised the large figure of 107.6 million dollars . On the other hand, there will also be the sequel to the hit ‘ Malas madres ‘ and will be released in a limited way ‘ Lady Bird ‘, the acclaimed debut in the direction of Greta Gerwig .