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Box Office History for Saw Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Oct 29, 2004 Saw $1,200,000 $18,276,468 $55,968,727 $103,880,027  
Oct 28, 2005 Saw II $5,000,000 $31,725,652 $87,025,093 $152,925,093  
Oct 27, 2006 Saw III $10,000,000 $33,610,391 $80,238,724 $163,876,815  
Oct 26, 2007 Saw IV $10,000,000 $31,756,764 $63,300,095 $135,759,694  
Oct 24, 2008 Saw V $10,800,000 $30,053,954 $56,746,769 $118,209,778  
Oct 23, 2009 Saw VI $11,000,000 $14,118,444 $27,693,292 $69,752,402  
Oct 29, 2010 Saw 3D $17,000,000 $24,230,123 $45,710,178 $133,735,284 Play
Oct 27, 2017 Jigsaw     $0 $0 Play
 Totals$65,000,000 $416,682,878$878,139,093 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Feb 14, 2006 Saw II $44,794,875   $44,794,875
Jan 23, 2007 Saw III $50,933,287   $50,933,287
Jan 22, 2008 Saw IV $32,443,947   $32,443,947
Jan 20, 2009 Saw V $30,520,649 $635,348 $31,155,997
Jan 26, 2010 Saw VI $10,755,557 $2,013,205 $12,768,762
Jan 25, 2011 Saw 3D $9,767,202 $4,286,015 $14,053,217

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

2017 Preview: October

October 1st, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic. More...

Everything is a Limited Release

November 7th, 2014

The Theory of Everything poster
There are a ton of limited releases coming out this week, including The Theory of Everything, which many people think will be an Awards Season contender. There are also a couple of foreign-language films worth checking out, Why Don't You Play in Hell and The Way He Looks. And finally, there are a trio of documentaries, Actress, Death Metal Angola, and National Gallery. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of films earning mixed or weaker reviews, so hopefully the good films don't get squeezed out.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 23rd, 2014

September 23rd, 2014

This is both a great week on the home market, as well as an amazing week on the home market. There are by my count, at least a dozen releases that could be considered must haves or perfect Christmas gifts, which is great. What makes it amazing is the lack of filler. There are a couple of weak releases here and there, but the hit to miss ratio is as good as I can remember. The biggest release of the week, according to, is the Halloween Complete Collection, but it is not the best release. Contenders for Pick of the Week include a couple of limited releases: Ida - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and We Are the Best! - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with a TV on DVD release, Modern Family: Season Five - Buy from Amazon: DVD. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Tobin Bell 8 Jigsaw $878,139,093 $1,582,336,915 55.5%
Costas Mandylor 4 Hoffman $457,457,158 $567,598,194 80.6%
Shawnee Smith 4 Amanda $490,434,337 $1,400,616,483 35.0%
Betsy Russell 4 Jill $457,457,158 $478,151,938 95.7%
Dina Meyer 3 Kerry $420,681,935 $744,745,877 56.5%
Cary Elwes 2 Dr. Gordon $237,615,311 $2,529,416,396 9.4%
Scott Patterson 2 Agent Strahm $253,969,472 $253,969,472 100.0%
Mark Rolston 2 Erickson $187,962,180 $653,856,294 28.7%
Donnie Wahlberg 2 Det. Eric Mason $288,684,787 $1,673,392,396 17.3%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Charlie Clouser 7 Composer (7) $744,403,809 $928,089,221 80.2%
James Wan 3 Executive Producer (2)
Director (1)
$307,367,713 $3,547,823,652 8.7%
Kevin Greutert 3 Director (2)
Editor (1)
$203,487,686 $204,826,846 99.3%
Darren Lynn Bousman 3 Director (3) $452,561,602 $456,225,976 99.2%
Gregg Hoffman 2 Producer (2) $133,735,284 $133,735,284 100.0%
Mark Burg 2 Producer (2) $133,735,284 $322,089,206 41.5%
Oren Koules 2 Producer (2) $133,735,284 $241,205,822 55.4%
Daniel Jason Heffner 2 Executive Producer (2) $203,487,686 $206,108,376 98.7%
Peter Block 2 Executive Producer (2) $203,487,686 $348,850,551 58.3%
Jason Constantine 2 Executive Producer (2) $203,487,686 $1,156,742,016 17.6%
Leigh Whannell 2 Executive Producer (2) $203,487,686 $586,539,542 34.7%
Stacey Testro 2 Executive Producer (2) $203,487,686 $203,487,686 100.0%
Troy Begnaud 2 Co-Producer (2) $203,487,686 $203,487,686 100.0%
Patrick Melton 2 Screenwriter (2) $203,487,686 $219,599,448 92.7%
Marcus Dunstan 2 Screenwriter (2) $203,487,686 $219,700,711 92.6%