Box Office: October 27-29, 2017
Jigsaw premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $16.2 Million. That was predictable. Also predictable is that last weekend will be the only week that Jigsaw will be Number One. The film’s legs, as well as all the other recently released Halloween-themed films, will die when Halloween comes and passes.
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween was Second with $10 Million. Geostorm was Third with $5.6 Million. Geostorm cost $120 Million (not to mention the film’s advertising budget) and has only made $23 Million in the United States so far.
Happy Death Day was Fourth at the box office over the weekend with $5 Million. Blade Runner 2049 was Fifth Place with $3.9 Million. Thank You for Your Service, Only The Brave, The Foreigner, Suburbicon, and It rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, and starring Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Hannah Emily Anderson. It is the eighth installment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer, during the police investigation of a new succession of murders that fit his modus operandi. Saw 3D (2010) was originally deemed the final installment of the series, before Lionsgate Films commissioned the production of Jigsaw from a pitch by Stolberg and Goldfinger.
Thank You for Your Service is a 2017 American biographical war drama film written and directed by Jason Hall, in his directorial debut, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Finkel. The film is about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depicting U.S. soldiers who try to adjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq, and stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale, Amy Schumer and Scott Haze.
Suburbicon is a 2017 American crime comedy film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, and follows a mild-mannered father who must face his demons after a home invasion shakes his quaint neighborhood in 1959.
Next week sees the release of: A Bad Moms Christmas, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade of the Immortal, Lady Bird, Last Flag Flying, LBJ, My Friend Dahmer, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Thor: Ragnarok, from the first trailer released for the film, had adopted the look and feel of Guardians of the Galaxy. That choice, its Marvel lineage, and the presence of Doctor Strange will propel Thor: Ragnarok to the Number One spot at the box office. That is why A Bad Moms Christmas is opening this Wednesday, ahead of its Thursday night screening and the Friday wide opening.
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