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Jigsaw Slices Into the Top Spot at the Box Office

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The traps were once again set on the big screen with Lionsgate's release of Jigsaw, and the eighth film in the Saw franchise played a deadly and successful game, taking in the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend.

According to Box Office Mojo, Jigsaw raked in an estimated $16.5 million in its first weekend in Us theaters, taking the top spot from Lionsgate's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, which finished in second place with $10 million in its second weekend in cinemas. Despite taking the top box office spot, Jigsaw's $16.5 million debut is only the seventh highest of the franchise's eighth films, with only Saw VI having a lower opening.

That didn't stop Jigsaw from bringing in $9.5 million internationally, though, and the film could have some staying power in theaters, although we'll have to see how it fares once Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok hits Us big screens on November 2nd.
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Jigsaw Somehow Wins Weekend Box Office with $16.2M

Jigsaw Somehow Wins Weekend Box Office with $16.2M
The box office was expected to take yet another hit this weekend, with three newcomers arriving, each of which debuting in less than 3,000 theaters. Sure enough, all three movies came in far under expectations, with Jigsaw, the eighth movie in the Saw franchise, coming out on top with a paltry $16.5 million, which managed to come in under even the most modest of expectations. Still, the movie had no troubles coming out on top, with the other two newcomers Universal's Thank You For Serving and Paramount's Suburbicon both severely underperforming.

While Thank You For Your Service was at least a critical hit, with a solid 77% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Jigsaw and Suburbicon failed to impress the critics, with the Saw sequel earning a 39% score on Rt with Suburbicon faring even worse, with a 29% score. Still, Jigsaw has already made its money back from a $10 million production budget, taking in a $5,525 per-screen average from 2,941 theaters.
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Weekend Box Office: Plenty of Tricks and Few Treats at the Box Office

The Lionsgate reboot Jigsaw, the latest attempt to flog the dead horse known as the Saw franchise, killed rather softly at the North America box office this weekend. Joining Jigsaw in its box office misery were the awful starts for Universal’s Thank You for Your Service and Paramount’s Suburbicon.

With a dismal pre-Halloween frame capping off an October that can only be described as awful, Hollywood pins its hopes on a strong November and December to turn business around.

It’s been seven years since a Saw sequel has haunted multiplexes during Halloween, which of course made the series ripe for a resurrection. While Lionsgate certainly was craving more quick cash from low-budget torture porn, could the same be said about ticket buyers? Judging by the bloodless $16.2 million Jigsaw captured from 2,941 theaters this weekend, one would have to guess that the answer would be “not really.”

The opening
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‘Jigsaw’ Carves Up The Multiplex, ‘Suburbicon’ Tanks [Box Office]

The weekend before Halloween means audiences want to be scared, and Lionsgate‘s second crack at the “Saw” franchise topped the box office, though it seemed to be for lack of better options.

Arriving seven years after the franchise finale “Saw 3D,” “Jigsaw” engineered $16.2 million. For a movie that only cost $10 million, that’s good news, but in terms of the brand, the results are disappointing, as the opening is the second lowest in series history (the film edged out “Saw VI“).

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‘Jigsaw’ Takes $16 Million Opening at Bloodless Pre-Halloween Box Office

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‘Jigsaw’ Takes $16 Million Opening at Bloodless Pre-Halloween Box Office
November couldn’t come fast enough for movie theaters, as the anemic October box office finally comes to a close with Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” taking No. 1 with a $16.2 million opening. This has been a rough month for the movies, with the disappointing $32.7 million opening for “Blade Runner 2049” being the highest return for any release this month. “Jigsaw” will have the lowest opening for a No. 1 film this year and the second-lowest for the “Saw” franchise, beating only the $14.1 million made by “Saw VI” in 2009. Industry estimates show that overall revenue could make this the second-worst...
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‘Jigsaw’ to Slash Up $15 Million Opening While ‘Suburbicon’ Sinks at Box Office

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‘Jigsaw’ to Slash Up $15 Million Opening While ‘Suburbicon’ Sinks at Box Office
October is going out with a whimper at the box office, as Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” will take the top spot this weekend with just an estimated $15 million from 2,941 screens against a $10 million budget. While that total is just below the high-teens opening projected by pre-weekend trackers, it is a lower opening than every other installment in the “Saw” franchise except for “Saw VI,” which made $14.1 million in 2009. If this total holds, “Jigsaw” will have the lowest opening for a No. 1 film this year, lower than the $19.1 million opening made by “The Dark Tower” back...
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Jigsaw: explaining the ending of the new Saw film

Rob Leane Oct 29, 2017

Spoilers! If you’re scratching your chin after watching Jigsaw, here’s our spoiler-filled attempt to explain it...

This article contains spoilers for Jigsaw.

The trailers for Jigsaw presented Saw fans with a mystery: if Tobin Bell’s John Kramer is dead, how come there is a new batch of Jigsaw victims just now beginning to emerge? Various fan theories were available, but in the end, only one of them could be true.

This is your final warning: after this image of our spoiler squirrel, we’re going deep into Jigsaw spoilers...

To continue the franchise even further following John Kramer’s death, Jigsaw uses two classic storytelling devices from the Saw playbook: the new film teaches us that Jigsaw had one more secret apprentice, and it uses flashbacks to showcase yet another house of horrors concocted, built and inhabited by John prior to his death.

As
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'Jigsaw' Brings the 'Saw' Franchise Back to the Big Screen as 'Thor: Ragnarok' Debuts Overseas

'Jigsaw' Brings the 'Saw' Franchise Back to the Big Screen as 'Thor: Ragnarok' Debuts Overseas
Over the last couple of years, October hasn't been the haven for horror one would think it would be. This year, however, not only has the year itself been dominated by top quality horror releases, but It got a jump start on the scary season with a September release and October has already had Happy Death Day debut with strong numbers. This weekend, Lionsgate hopes to give the genre another jolt with Jigsaw, which brings the Saw franchise back to the big screen after a seven year hiatus. Additional new releases include George Clooney's Suburbicon and Universal's Thank You for Your Service while Dimension will finally release Amityville: The Awakening after over five years of the film bouncing around the release schedule. Expected to finish #1 this weekend, Lionsgate brings back one of the studio's most iconic characters with Jigsaw. Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) directed the film, which arrives
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Exclusive interview: Caroline Cave on her Van Helsing role, A Dog’s Purpose and Power Rangers

Caroline Cave is having an extraordinary and transformative year — not only has she already appeared in two massive movies, A Dog’s Purpose and Power Rangers, she’s also just landed a recurring role in hit Syfy series Van Helsing. The multi-talented actress was perhaps previously best known for her role as Debbie in Saw VI, which gave her a cult status with horror fans. But her career has seen her kill it in roles spanning a vast array of genres, from sci-fi to straight-up drama. This year her career has hit new heights, with a growing number of movie projects...read more
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‘Jigsaw’ Review: Dirs. The Spierig Brothers (2017)

Jigsaw review: The Saw franchise returns to try and rule Halloween once more with an eighth outing that ventures in a new direction.

Jigsaw review, Kat Hughes.

Jigsaw Review

Thirteen years ago we were introduced to a little indie horror film called Saw. The movie, directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, would go on to inspire a horror movement and a film franchise that had a stranglehold on the Halloween box office for years. Then in 2009, just as Saw VI hit movie theatres, another indie horror, Paranormal Activity, came along and stole the Halloween crown. There was a seventh and supposed final outing for the franchise in 2010, but for the last seven years, Halloween has been without a Saw film [sob]. However, Jigsaw is now about to be unleashed, but are audiences still interested in the franchise?

Our narrative picks up ten years after the death of John Kramer
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Will Jigsaw Make a Killing at the Halloween Box Office?

Will Jigsaw Make a Killing at the Halloween Box Office?
After New Line Cinema's It remake helped save the box office after the worst summer season in 15 years, box office pundits saw the box office slip into another slump this month, with three straight weekends of underperforming top movies such as Blade Runner 2049 ($32.7 million), Happy Death Day ($26.5 million) and last weekend's winner Boo 2! A Madea Halloween ($21.6 million). This dreadful month closes out with the return of a box office killer, Jigsaw, who hopes to breathe new life into the sagging box office this weekend, along with two more newcomers, Paramount's dark comedy Suburbicon and Universal's drama Thank You For Your Service. While it likely won't be another massive weekend, we're predicting that Jigsaw will end up on top with a projected $23.6 million.

The Saw franchise has never been a box office behemoth, with none of the first seven movies earning more than $90 million at the domestic box office,
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Deprogramming ‘Jackals’, the New Slasher Starring Stephen Dorff [Exclusive]

Deprogramming ‘Jackals’, the New Slasher Starring Stephen Dorff [Exclusive]
Saw VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter director Kevin Greutert helms Jackals (read Chris’ review), the ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a murderous cult, only to find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back. In this exclusive […]
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Frightfest 2017: Jackals Review: Dir. Kevin Greutert

Jackals Review: A cult de-programming goes horribly wrong in eighties-set home invasion thriller, Jackals. Jackals Review

An estranged family reunite in their cabin in the woods. They are meeting for a very special reason, to rescue their youngest son from the clutches of a cult. They’ve hired ex-soldier Jimmy (Stephen Dorff), a man with experience with cults, to perform de-programming, but all must be on hand to provide moral support. It soon becomes clear that the family all have different views about the treatment, but they quickly have to put their feelings aside as the cult wants him back, and they’re willing to do anything to get him.

Kevin Greutert is best know for directing Saw VI and Saw VII. With that knowledge in mind one might expect that Jackals would be full to the brim with blood and body parts, but it isn’t. There are of
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Red Band ‘Jackals’ Clip Demands the Return of One of Their Pack (Exclusive)

Red Band ‘Jackals’ Clip Demands the Return of One of Their Pack (Exclusive)
Saw VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter director Kevin Greutert helms Jackals, the ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a murderous cult, only to find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back. We have a brand new exclusive […]
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Jigsaw gets a terrifying international poster

Lionsgate has unveiled a brand new Japanese poster for the eighth installment in the Saw series, Jigsaw. On the one-sheet, Billy the Puppet menacingly stares forward with a devious smile plastered on its creepy face. If there’s one face from the Saw films that every horror fan would recognize, even on what looks like a faded photograph, it’s that of Billy’s. See the poster down below…

Out of the movies hitting theaters over the next few months, Jigsaw is a genuine wildcard. While the Saw films are loved by many and have grossed close to $900 million worldwide, it’s been seven years since the previous series entry, Saw 3D. The horror landscape has changed quite a bit since Saw popularized the torture porn “genre”, so it’s anyone’s guess if audiences will show up for Jigsaw.

One would imagine that if the film is a hit with domestic and international audiences,
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‘Jackals’ Clip Sets Up the Abduction

‘Jackals’ Clip Sets Up the Abduction
Blade‘s Stephen Dorff, who is also battling Leatherface this October, is starring in Jackals, a new slasher that looks like the perfect holdover until The Strangers sequel arrives next year. Saw VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter director Kevin Greutert helms the ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a […]
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‘Jackals’ Capture Stephen Dorff in This First Clip

‘Jackals’ Capture Stephen Dorff in This First Clip
Blade‘s Stephen Dorff, who is also battling Leatherface this October, is starring in Jackals, a new slasher that looks like the perfect holdover until The Strangers sequel arrives next year. Saw VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter director Kevin Greutert helms the ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a […]
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Frightfest 2017 Interview: Writer Jared Rivet talks ‘Jackals’

In his latest FrightFest 2017 interview, host Stuart Wright talks to Jackals screenwriter Jared Rivet about ten plus years it took to get his first feature length screenplay produced. Directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Saw 3D and the awesome Jessabelle), Jackals has it’s European Premiere at Frightfest on Saturday August 26th.

They knew it would take steely resolve and iron daring to go up against the violent sect who have brainwashed their teenage son, Justin. But the estranged Powell family and the cult deprogrammer they’ve hired in desperation had no idea how soon they would become the bloody prey in the suspense shocker, based on a true 1980s story, from director Kevin Greutert the visionary Saw VI and Saw 3D luminary. A potent blend of the horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller, prepare for a tense and claustrophobic experience that will shatter your nerves to the bone.
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Johnathon Schaech Talks De-programming ‘Jackals’

Johnathon Schaech Talks De-programming ‘Jackals’
Johnathon Schaech, who once starred as the slasher in Prom Night, and was stalked by one in Laid to Rest, is being hunted down by Jackals from Saw VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter director Kevin Greutert. The ’80s-set psychological thriller, in limited theaters and On Demand September 1st., centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Stephen Dorff) to […]
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