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Weekend Box Office Report: October 27-29, 2017

10.29.2017

Jigsaw locks up first place!

The devious deadly puzzles of the SAW series returned to theaters in time for Halloween, putting JIGSAW on top at the box office with an estimated opening of $16.5 million!

The SAW movies ruled Halloween weekend for several years after the surprise success of James Wan and Leigh Whannell's first torture-filled thriller in 2004, but the opening for the new revival was nearly a series low, ahead of only the $14.1 million start of 2009's SAW IV (also the overall lowest-grossing entry of the franchise).

The R-rated rebirth of the grisly murder-traps directed by the Spierig brothers (DAYBREAKERS) cost a reported $10 million to make, and has captured an additional $9.5 million from overseas.

Critics didn't cheer for the resurrection of the gruesome horror series, giving JIGSAW a 39% average on Rotten Tomatoes. The JoBlo review can be found HERE.

In second place was the comedy sequel TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN with $10 million, a drop of 53% from its #1 opening last weekend. Tyler Perry's eighth time around in the Madea attire has a ten-day domestic total of $35.5 million (on a $25 million reported cost).

The PG-13 sci-fi action movie GEOSTORM was in third place with $5.6 million, a disruption of 58% from last week's opening.

The $120 million Gerard Butler weather disaster from Dean Devlin (INDEPENDENCE DAY) has a ten-day domestic total of $23.5 million, but electrified international crowds for an extra $113 million.

In fourth was the PG-13 horror cheapie HAPPY DEATH DAY with $5 million, giving Blumhouse's latest a $48.3 million domestic total after three weekends (on a $4.8 million budget).

BLADE RUNNER 2049 was in fifth place with $3.9 million, bringing it to $81.3 million domestic after a month on screens. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel has collected $142 million overseas for a worldwide total of $223 million (on a reported $150 million cost).

Opening in sixth place was the new R-rated military drama THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE with an opening of $3.7 million.

The fact-based story, adapted from David Finkel’s book, cost a reported $20 million. Critics saluted the Miles Teller post-war civilian struggle with 77% on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

The firefighting drama ONLY THE BRAVE smoldered in seventh with $3.4 million, down by 42% from its opening last week. The Josh Brolin/Jeff Bridges/Miles Teller thriller has a ten-day domestic total of $11.9 million (on a reported $38 million cost).

Jackie Chan's R-rated starring vehicle THE FOREIGNER was in eighth place with $3.2 million on its third domestic weekend. The $35 million action-thriller has a worldwide total of $117 million.

In ninth place was the new comedy SUBURBICON with an opening of $2.8 million.

Directed by George Clooney from a Coen Brothers script, the R-rated crime comedy cost a reported $25 million. Critics were decidedly not amused by the Matt Damon/Julianne Moore period satire, giving it an average 26% on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

The Stephen King adaptation IT closed out the list with $2.4 million on its eighth weekend in theaters, bringing the R-rated demon-clown to an appropriate $666 million worldwide.

Outside the chart, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE hung up its bespoke suit before reaching $100 million domestic (but it hit $378 million worldwide). Tom Cruise's AMERICAN MADE finally landed and the Michael Fassbender thriller THE SNOWMAN melted after a single week in the Top 10.

Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK is the big release next weekend (the Asgardian's outer-space team-up with Hulk has already opened to $107 million in other parts of the world), while Mila Kunis and friends engage in holiday debauchery for the comedy sequel A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (opening Wednesday).

Which November release are you most interested in seeing? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Jigsaw $16.2 M
NEW
2. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $10 M $35.5 M
3. Geostorm $5.6 M $23.5 M
4. Happy Death Day $5 M $48.3 M
5. Blade Runner 2049 $3.9 M $81.3 M
6. Thank You for Your Service $3.7 M
NEW
7. Only the Brave $3.4 M $11.9 M
8. The Foreigner $3.2 M $28.8 M
9. Suburbicon $2.8 M
NEW
10. It $2.4 M $323.7 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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