Horror Film ‘Jigsaw’ Tops Pre-Halloween Weekend Box Office

The horror film Jigsaw topped U.S. box offices this weekend, days before Halloween. The eighth film in the Saw franchise brought in around $16.2 million, tying with 2009’s Saw VI for the lowest opening in the franchise. The film received poor reviews and failed to bring in the $20 million in tickets sales that analysts had anticipated. George Clooney’s dark comedy Suburbicon also fell below expectations, taking ninth place with a mere $2.8 million in ticket sales. Amityville: The Awakening, the Weinstein Company’s first film released after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual-abuse scandal, performed even worse, however, pulling in a mere $742 in a limited one-day release.