'Saw 3D' Draws $10.7 Mil Friday as Weekend's Only New Wide Release
Lionsgate's Saw 3D enjoyed a bloody good first day in movie theaters, collecting an estimated $10.7 million in domestic box office on Friday to top the daily rankings.
Saw 3D is the seventh and final chapter in the minimajor's long-running slasher franchise and the first to be offered in 3D. The weekend's only wide release, the R-rated pic looks well on track to reach the upper end of the $20 million-$25 million range projected for its opening weekend.
The first day in theaters for Saw 3D was padded by $1.7 million in midnight-Thursday coin, and its Friday box office is likely to wind up its biggest daily tally. The size of its opening weekend now hinges on how much its appeal drops on Saturday and whether Halloween activities on Sunday hamper Saw 3D from posting a decent third-day gross.
Elsewhere among the Friday grossers, Paramount's Paranormal Activity 2 rang up $5.8 million in second place. The haunted house prequel topped the domestic rankings last weekend and totes $55 million in cumulative coin after eight days in release.
Summit Entertainment's action comedy RED was third on Friday, with $3.4 million on the day and a $48.1 million cume at the beginning of its third weekend.
Paramount's dangerous-pranks threequel Jackass 3D was fourth with $3.1 million and a $96.3 million cume, while Warner Bros.' Clint Eastwood-directed drama Hereafter was fifth with $2.1 million and cume of $17.8 million.