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Halloween Horror Flick “Saw 3-D” Tops Weekend Box Office Race

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Yet another horror film sequel has vaulted to the top at the box office race, as “Saw 3-D” is this weekend’s most-popular movie.

The Lionsgate release’s total receipts were bolstered by expensive 3-D admission prices, with 92 percent of the movie theater screenings taking place in the third dimension, Hollywood.com said.

“Paranormal Activity 2” was in second place, with an estimated $24.2 million in weekend sales.

That sequel, from Paramount, was number one last weekend and is on track for a running total of $65.7 million in gross receipts.

“Red” from Summit was estimated to be in third place this weekend, with a projected take of $10.8 million and a running three-week total of $58.9 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies in the United States and Canada this weekend, based on studio estimates and compiled by Hollywood.com, are:

— “Jackass 3-D”, Paramount, $8.4 million this weekend, $101.6 million over three weeks;

— “Hereafter”, Paramount, $6.3 million this weekend, $22.2 million over three weeks;

— “Secretariat”, Disney, $5 million this weekend, $44.8 million over eight weeks;

— “The Social Network”, Sony, $4.7 million this weekend, $79.7 million over five weeks;

— “Life As We Know It”, Warner Bros., $4 million this weekend, $43.5 million over five weeks;

— “The Town”, $2 million this weekend, $87.6 million over seven weeks; and

— “Conviction”, Fox Searchlight, $1.8 million this weekend, $2.4 million over four weeks.

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