Halloween Boxoffice Estimates: ‘Saw 3D’ Puts the Scare on ‘Paranormal Activity’

Update: As I stated the previous numbers seemed a bit high. I have $10.8m on Friday for ‘Saw 3D’ and $23.7m weekend; $5.8m for ‘PA2′ and $16.7m for the weekend. Early boxoffice reports put Saw 3D at the top of the pack with an estimated $11m in 2,808 theaters on Friday giving a weekend total of $28m. This is slightly higher than the projections, although taking into account the high cost of 3D it balances out. $28m is an astounding opening weekend take for a seventh film in the franchise, while also going head-to-head with Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 in its second week of a release. PA 2 dropped a hefty 68% with $6.4m on Friday in 3,239 theaters. It looks to make $18.5m over the holiday weekend. Who says horror can’t kick ass in October? The two films accounted for $46m and took the top two slots. Too bad Lionsgate dubbed this the final Saw — but we all know the truth…Jigsaw’s game is just beginning. Click either title above for our review, or to write your own!