Saturday Update: Lionsgate reports that Jigsaw bowed to an estimated $7.166 million on Friday, including Thursday night earnings. By comparison, that comes in 27 percent ahead of the Rings reboot earlier this year ($5.6 million), but about 33 percent the most recent film in the franchise — Saw 3D — which posted a $10.676 million combined
The final weekend of the fall box office season is upon us, but will any of this weekend’s openers click with audiences before the holiday season officially begins next week? Our final analysis: PROS: Jigsaw marks a return to a franchise that stood as a Halloween staple between 2004 and 2010.
This week, we take a look at the end of October and the final weekend before holiday movie season officially begins. Currently slated to open on October 27 are Jigsaw (Lionsgate), Suburbicon (Paramount), and Thank You for Your Service (Universal). PROS: Jigsaw marks the eighth film in the Saw franchise, and the first since 2010. The series was a