“Jigsaw” slayed with a solid $1.6 million at more than 2,400 North American sites on Thursday night.
The eighth installment in Lionsgate’s “Saw” franchise is expected to take in an estimated $18 million to $22 million at 2,941 locations this weekend.
“Jigsaw,” named after the deranged killer played by Tobin Bell, is the first “Saw” movie released in seven years. Lionsgate launched the franchise in 2004 with “Saw,” directed by James Wan in his feature film debut, and saw immediate success with worldwide grosses hitting $100 million on a $1.2 million budget. The studio launched a “Saw” movie annually for six years straight. The films hauled $450 million collectively at the domestic box office, led by 2010’s “Saw 3D.”
“Jigsaw,” which has a budget around $10 million, is directed by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig. Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Hannah Emily Anderson star in a story set a decade after the death of the Jigsaw killer.
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