Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” carved up $1.6 million at the Thursday previews at more than 2,400 locations.
“Jigsaw” picks up several years after “Saw 3D,” with signs of Jigsaw’s deadly traps starting to reappear, hinting that someone is continuing the grisly legacy of John Kramer. Peter and Michael Spierig are directing from a script by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger.
2010’s “Saw 3D” earned $1.7 million at the Thursday previews before it went on to gross $22 million its opening weekend. “Jigsaw,” however, is only expected to make somewhere in the high-teens to $20 million range.
This weekend also marks the opening of George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Miles Teller’s “Thank You for Your Service.”
“Suburbicon,” which grossed $180,000 from 1,614 locations on Thursday, is aiming at a $5 million to $7 million debut this weekend from 2,046 screens, while “Thank You For Your Service,” which grossed $280,000 in late night shows, is looking at an opening in the same range from 2,054 screens.
Directed by Clooney, “Suburbicon” is a dark comedy starring Matt Damon as a husband and father who navigates the murderous underbelly of his seemingly idyllic 1950s suburb. Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac also star, with Clooney writing the script with Grant Heslov and the Coen Brothers.
“Thank You For Your Service” stars Teller, Beulah Koale and Joe Cole as a trio of soldiers who struggle with PTSD after completing tours in Iraq. Haley Bennett and Amy Schumer also star, with Jason Hall writing and directing the adaptation of David Finkel’s novel of the same name.
Open Road’s “All I See Is You,” starring Blake Lively, is debuting in 250 theaters. The Marc Forster-directed psychological thriller also stars Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski and Danny Huston.