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Moviegoers Preferred Saw II This Halloween Weekend

October 31st, 2005 10:11am EST
Saw IISaw II was the big winner at the box office this past weekend. The thriller earned over $30 million, almost double the second runner-up The Legend of Zorro ($16.5 million). Meanwhile, the comedy Prime came in the number three spot with a mere $6.4 million. This weekend's other new film, The Weather Man, opened in sixth place with just $4.3 million.

In order, the top 10 for Oct. 28-29 were: Saw II ($30 million), The Legend of Zorro ($16.4 million), Prime ($6.4 million), Dreamer ($6.3 million), Wallace & Gromit ($4.4 million), The Weather Man ($4.3 million), Doom ($4 million), North Country ($3.6 million), The Fog ($3.3 million), Flightplan ($2.6 million), Elizabethtown ($2.3 million), and Good Night, And Good Luck ($2 million).


In Saw II, Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Mason (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is up to his ugly tricks again. Mason's hunch turns out to be correct, but the master criminal proves to be disconcertingly easy to capture. As it happens, Jigsaw is eager to be put behind bars in order to throw the authorities off his trail as he once again punishes people who in his eyes have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable moral behavior. But instead of trapping two people in a filthy dungeon where they must engage in a terrible contest in order to win their freedom, eight people have been locked away by Jigsaw, and they must torture their bodies and minds to achieve the terrible justice Jigsaw seeks. Saw II was written by Leigh Whannell, who also scripted the first film.

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Prime on Starpulse
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