Weekend Box Office: ‘Jigsaw’ Tops while ‘Suburbicon’ Flops

The Eighth Saw Installment

Lionsgate’s Jigsaw topped the pre-Halloween box office with an estimated $16.2 million. The R-rated horror pic spooked the competition including new releases like Universal’s Thank You for Your Service and Paramount’s release of Suburbicon. However, the eighth installment in the “Saw” franchise was expected to open to $20 million or more. Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the Jigsaw received a B CinemaScore from audiences.

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Lionsgate) took the No. 2 spot with an estimated $10 million, easily beating out the massively budgeted Geostorm (Warner Bros. Pictures) in third place with $5.6 million.

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ Happy Death Day came in at fourth with approximately $5 million.

Warner’s fourth weekend of Blade Runner 2049 snagged fifth place with $3.9 million.

The Miles Teller-led war drama Thank You for Your Service opened with just $3.7 million, while George Clooney-directed Suburbicon tanked, earning $2.8 million in wide release.

Co-starring Haley Bennett, Thank You for Your Service received an A- CinemaScore, while Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, got just a D-.

Here’s your top ten for the weekend:

1. “Jigsaw” — $16.2 million
2. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” — $10 million ($35.5 mil.)
3. “Geostorm” — $5.6 million ($23.5 mil.)
4. “Happy Death Day” — $5 million ($48.3 mil.)
5. “Blade Runner 2049” — $3.9 million ($81.3 mil.)
6. “Thank You for Your Service” — $3.7 million
7. “Only The Brave” — $3.4 million ($11.9 mil.)
8. “The Foreigner” — $3.2 milloin ($28.8 mil.)
9. “Suburbicon” — $2.8 million
10. “It” — $2.4 million ($323.7 mil.)

Next week will see Disney and Marvel’s release of Thor: Ragnarok opening on Friday, and STX will release A Bad Moms Christmas on Wednesday. Thor, who got off to a very healthy start overseas, pulling in $106.7 million, is expected to open to $125 million domestically.