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“Jigsaw” Wins US Friday Box Office, “Thank You For Your Service,” “Suburbicon” Flop

“Jigsaw” took first place at the Friday box office. The other big new releases started poorly.

Jigsaw | Brooke Palmer/Lionsgate

On the one hand, “Jigsaw” got off to a slower start than all but two of the previous “Saw” films (“Saw” and “Saw VI”).

On the other hand, it still convincingly ranked as Friday’s #1 film at the US box office.

The first “Saw” film since 2010 had earned $7.2 million by the close of its first day. The count more than doubles that of the day’s #2 film.

It puts “Saw” on track for an opening weekend tally in the $15-18 million range, which will be more than enough for a weekend victory.

“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” last weekend’s winner, was this Friday’s #2 film with $2.6 million. “Geostorm” took third place with $1.6 million, while “Happy Death Day” earned #4 with $1.5 million.

Newcomer “Thank You For Your Service” drew a paltry $1.5 million; it was the day’s #5 film. It may only reach about #4 million by the end of the weekend.

The day even worse for new release “Suburbicon,” which managed just $1.1 million in its opening day. It narrowly trailed “Blade Runner 2049” (also $1.1 million) to rank as Friday’s #7 film.

“Surburbicon” is on track for just $2.5-3.5 million in opening weekend receipts.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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