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