Saw

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,185,045Details
International Box Office $47,911,300
Worldwide Box Office $103,096,345
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
59% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,200,000
Theatrical Release: October 29th, 2004 (Wide) by Lionsgate
October 31st, 2014 (Limited) by Lionsgate, released as Saw - 10th Anniversary
Video Release: February 15th, 2005 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong grisly violence and language
Franchise: Saw
Keywords: Serial Killer
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Releases for June 27, 2006

It's an absolutely horrid week for DVD releases with six or seven contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, I have no idea how I'm going to afford to buy them all. But I will buy them all. Oh yes, I will buy them all. While the latest Masters of Horror collection was high on my list, as was Why We Fight - Buy from Amazon and Imagine Me & You - Buy from Amazon, (but for widely different reasons), I went with the criminally underrated Yellowbeard - Buy from Amazon as my DVD Pick of the Week. Maybe one day it will get the Special Edition treatment it so richly deserves. More...

Batman Begins New Slump on the Home Market

While Batman Begins had the best start in a long time, that wasn't enough for the video market to keep up with last year's pace. It brought in $10.38 million in DVD rentals and $970,000 in VHS rentals for a total of $11.34 million. More...

DVD Releases for October 18, 2005

Every week, films get a second chance at success on the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. This week is deceptively weak for releases; while there are plenty of DVDs coming out tomorrow, many of them are re-releases, double-dips and the like. The best of the bunch is Lifeboat - Special Edition, with Batman Begins - Buy from Amazon close behind. More...

France\'s $5 Million Baby

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Phoenix is Reborn on the Home Market

Flight of the Phoenix was clearly a disappointment when it was release in theatres last December, but it's fortunes turned around at the home market. Opening week of release saw the remake bring in $7.27 million in DVD rentals and $1.23 million in VHS rentals. Combined they represent nearly half the film's $21.0 million domestic box office. More...

Saw Remains on Top of Belated Rental Charts

Thanks in part to a slow week for DVD releases, Saw remained the top DVD rental on this weeks charts with $6.80 million this week, a drop of 28% from last week, and a two week total of $16.27 million so far. On the VHS side, the film dropped first to third with $1.09 million, down 38% for a total of $2.83 million. More...

Seeing Saw

The low-budget horror movie, Saw was the top rental this week bringing in $9.47 million in DVD rentals and $1.75 on the VHS side. More...

DVD Releases for February 15, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, Angel - Season Five - Buy from Amazon. However, there are also two other, limited releases worth picking up, but I recommend renting first. They are Donnie Darko - The Director's Cut - Buy from Amazon and The Motorcycle Diaries - Buy from Amazon. More...

Incredibles were Merely Super

The top film on the charts wasn't as impressive as predicted, but that helped some of the holdovers hold up better. Overall, there was a massive leap from last weekend at 43.8%, but a troubling 5.8% drop from last year. This extended pseudo-slump the box office has been in has cut 2004's lead over 2003 to just 2.1%, $7.641 billion to $7.480 billion. Unless 2004 can close strong, we will see the second year in a row with declining ticket sales. More...

This Weekend will be Incredible

Predicting which movie will finish on top of the charts this weekend is a simple matter. The real question is will The Incredibles break records, and if so, how many. More...

Halloween not as Scary as Predicted

With four of the films in the top five beating expectations, this Halloween wasn't as bad as predicted. It was still down about 5.0% from last weekend and 1.5% from last year, but that's not as bad as it could have been. At first glance that's not too bad, however, last year Halloween was on a Friday and there were no new wide releases, which undoubtedly lead to last year under-performing. More...

Will Halloween Scare Away Moviegoers?

Traditionally, Halloween is not a good day for the movies, with kids and families staying away from the theatres in order to trick or treat. The only films that really benefit from Halloween are horror films aimed at High School and College students. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 22 - October 28

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Kung Fu Hustle - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Shark Attack

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

Collateral Climbs to the Top

Collateral finished first on the international charts breaking The Village's five week run on top. Although, with a weekly take of only $9.4 million in 28 markets, it has as much to do with the weakness of the competition as it does with the strength of the film itself. The largest chunk of that box office came from France, where the film earned $3.8 million. More...

2004 Preview: October

October is generally a transition month. Not the dumping ground that September is, but without a major holiday, it's not as prosperous as November. Also, the month is usually good to horror movies for the obvious reason. One last note, the movie industry as a whole is in a bit of a slump right now, of the 11 films that opened wide in September, only 2 will beat expectations by any reasonable degree. This has caused me to downgrade some of my predictions, especially for earlier in the month. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 24 - September 30

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Shark Tale - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for August 20 - August 26

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Official Site, which won also for CountOlaf.com. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for August 13 - August 19

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Vanity Fair - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Cast

Cary Elwes    Dr. Gordon
Danny Glover    Tapp
Monica Potter    Alison Gordon
Makenzie Vega    Diana Gordon
Shawnee Smith    Amanda
Ned Bellamy    Jeff
Leigh Whannell    Adam
Tobin Bell    John
Dina Meyer    Kerry
Ken Leung    Detective Steven Sing
Michael Emerson    Zep Hindle

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James Wan
Composer    Charlie Clouser

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/29 2 $6,800,000   2,315 $2,937   $6,800,000 1
2004/10/30 3 $6,226,011 -8% 2,315 $2,689   $12,884,315 2
2004/10/31 1 $5,392,153 -13% 2,315 $2,329   $18,276,468 3
2004/11/01 1 $1,889,000 -65% 2,315 $816   $20,165,000 4
2004/11/02 2 $1,464,000 -22% 2,315 $632   $21,629,000 5
2004/11/03 2 $1,329,000 -9% 2,315 $574   $22,958,000 6
2004/11/04 2 $1,344,000 +1% 2,315 $581   $24,302,000 7
2004/11/05 4 $3,650,000 +172% 2,467 $1,480   $27,951,000 8
2004/11/06 4 $4,692,751 +29% 2,467 $1,902   $32,640,724 9
2004/11/07 3 $2,753,687 -41% 2,467 $1,116   $35,394,411 10
2004/11/08 3 $846,000 -69% 2,467 $343   $36,241,000 11
2004/11/09 3 $848,000 n/c 2,467 $344   $37,089,000 12
2004/11/10 3 $1,019,000 +20% 2,467 $413   $38,108,000 13
2004/11/11 5 $1,207,000 +18% 2,467 $489   $39,315,605 14
2004/11/12 8 $2,100,000 +74% 2,467 $851   $41,400,000 15
2004/11/13 8 $2,771,987 +32% 2,467 $1,124   $44,224,398 16
2004/11/14 7 $1,529,197 -45% 2,467 $620   $45,753,595 17
2004/11/15 6 $455,000 -70% 2,467 $184   $46,209,000 18
2004/11/16 6 $460,000 +1% 2,467 $186   $46,669,000 19
2004/11/17 6 $399,000 -13% 2,467 $162   $47,068,000 20
2004/11/18 6 $405,000 +2% 2,467 $164   $47,473,096 21
2004/11/19 9 $900,000 +122% 1,679 $536   $48,400,000 22
2004/11/20 10 $1,256,321 +40% 1,679 $748   $49,665,161 23
2004/11/21 10 $690,510 -45% 1,679 $411   $50,355,671 24
2004/11/22 8 $261,000 -62% 1,679 $155   $50,616,000 25
2004/11/23 9 $328,000 +26% 1,679 $195   $50,944,000 26

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/29 3 $18,276,468   2,315 $7,895   $18,276,468 3
2004/11/05 4 $11,093,169 -39% 2,467 $4,497   $35,394,411 10
2004/11/12 8 $6,437,990 -42% 2,467 $2,610   $45,753,595 17
2004/11/19 10 $2,882,575 -55% 1,679 $1,717   $50,355,671 24
2004/11/26 13 $1,531,070 -47% 1,043 $1,468   $53,199,019 31
2004/12/03 14 $852,333 -44% 930 $916   $54,421,101 38
2004/12/10 19 $252,586 -70% 485 $521   $54,897,871 45
2004/12/17 32 $87,289 -65% 178 $490   $55,091,862 52
2004/12/24 45 $20,502 -77% 100 $205   $55,153,403 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/200614119,879 119,879$0$053
10/29/20061492,170 212,049$644,268$644,26889
11/5/20061672,989-21% 285,038$572,964$1,217,23290
11/12/20062751,889-29% 336,927$518,371$1,735,60391
1/28/20071779,342 428,864$824,363$2,690,828102
10/26/20082329,084 1,216,896$211,606$11,772,652193
11/2/20082624,942-14% 1,241,838$182,735$11,955,387194

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