Horror Movie ‘Jigsaw’ Projected to Win U.S. Box Offices This Weekend
Meanwhile, 'Thor: Ragnarok' will likely be the biggest seller overseas.
Things in the box office aren’t looking too good for George Clooney’s star-studded, dark comedy Sububicon, but they’re looking really good for Lionsgate’s fright-fest Jigsaw, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Both films are set for release this weekend.
Jigsaw is looking at a debut of $20 million or more than 2,800 theaters, including Imax locations. Horror has been the biggest seller this year, led by the newest version of It.
Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, Jigsaw is picking up where the Saw franchise left off. It is set a decade later, as police investigate a new series of slayings matching Jigsaw’s signature moves.
Meanwhile, overseas, Marvel Studios and Disney’s Thor: Ragnorak will open in various markets a week ahead of its Nov. 3 domestic launch, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The film could easily take $100 million in its offshore debut, as the first superhero film of the fall.
Meanwhile, things aren’t looking as good for Clooney’s Suburbicon, despite high-profile stops at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. The Hollywood Reporter says it is tracking to open in the $5 million to $7 million range from 2,045 theaters. If that happens, it will be the worst wide opening of Clooney’s directing career. It would also be one of the weakest starts for Matt Damon. The star leads alongside Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.
The script, by Clooney, Grant Heslov and the Coen brothers, shows a family whose suburban home is invaded in the summer of 1959. Critics aren’t loving the movie, which currently only has a 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Thank You For Your Service, a movie by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and partner Universal. It is set to open below Suburbicon, in the $3 million to $4 million range. The story is the feature directorial debut of American Sniper writer Jason Hall. It is based on a book about combat PTSD by David Finkel, and tells the story of a veteran returning home. It stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, and more.
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