Saw 3D beats out Paranormal Activity 2 at the box office

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I’m not surprised at all that SAW 3D was number one at the box office this weekend, but I am a little surprised that the franchise still has some die-hard fans out there to the tune of $22.5 million.  I like that the filmmakers billed this one as the “final installment”, but I think we all know better than to think a horror franchise that continues to rake in dough will ever stop.   Last week’s holdover, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 did alright with $16.5 million, but given they made the film for almost nothing, anything is considered great for them.  Now that Halloween is almost over, that should do it for the horror movies.

Next week we have Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in DUE DATE, which doesn’t look that great from the previews, but early word says the film is hilarious.  I’m excited to see Downey in another straight-up comedy role.  Yes, he adds comedy to everything, but this one is supposed to be funny.

Saw 3D

1. Saw 3D $22.5m

2. Paranormal Activity 2 $16.5m

3. Red $10.8m

4. Jackass 3D $8.4m

5. Hereafter $6.3m

6. Secretariat $5m

7. The Social Network $4.7m

8. Life as We Know It $4m

9. The Town $1.9m

10. Conviction $1.8m

Source: Box Office Mojo

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