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Saw 3D (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,710,178Details
International Box Office $88,025,106Details
Worldwide Box Office $133,735,284
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $9,888,002 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,335,521 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $14,223,523
Further financial details...

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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,806 $45,710,178
All Time International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 973 $88,025,106
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,156 $133,735,284
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $45,710,178
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $88,025,106
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $133,735,284

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 25th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2127, 6/30/2010)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Franchise: Saw
Comparisons: vs. The Omen
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Torture Porn, Gratuitous Cameos, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic October Weekend 42 $24,230,123 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top Horror Weekend Domestic 57 $24,230,123 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top Lionsgate Weekend Domestic 35 $24,230,123 Oct 29, 2010 3
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day) 1 $24,230,123 Oct 29, 2010 3
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 7 $28,130,287 Oct 29, 2010 3
Halloween (Opening, 3-Day) 1 $24,230,123 Oct 29, 2010 3
Halloween (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 4 $28,130,287 Oct 29, 2010 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 99 44.1% Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Domestic October Day 69 $10,676,000 Oct 29, 2010 1

Supporting Cast

Tobin Bell    Jigsaw/John
Cary Elwes    Dr. Gordon
Costas Mandylor    Hoffman
Betsy Russell    Jill
Sean Patrick Flanery    Bobby
Gina Holden    Joyce
Chad Donella    Gibson
Laurence Anthony    Rogers
Naomi Snieckus    Nina
James Van Patten    Coroner
Dean Armstrong    Cale

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Gregg Hoffman    Producer
Oren Koules    Producer
Mark Burg    Producer
Daniel Jason Heffner    Executive Producer
Peter Block    Executive Producer
Jason Constantine    Executive Producer
James Wan    Executive Producer
Leigh Whannell    Executive Producer
Stacey Testro    Executive Producer
Troy Begnaud    Co-Producer
Patrick Melton    Screenwriter
Marcus Dunstan    Screenwriter

DVD Sales: Red and Secretariat in Two-Horse Race

February 8th, 2011

Among the new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, there were two that were in a relatively close race for first place. At least it was close compared to the third place film. Coming out on top was Red with 1.12 million units sold for $15.07 million in opening week consumer spending. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 25th, 2011

January 24th, 2011

It's bit of an oddball week on the home market. There are four first-run releases, if you include The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Granted, that film was a limited release, but it did earn more than $5 million, and it appears to be selling quite well, especially for a foreign language film. On the other hand, none seem like they will be particularly impressive in terms of sales. Of the four biggest releases, Red on Blu-ray is the best bet, but for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Broadcast News: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Saw VII

January 23rd, 2011

Saw VII is reportedly the last installment in the six-year old franchise. Seven films in six years is impressive, as is the total worldwide box office of $850 million on a total production budget of less than 10% of that. (The final installment cost the most at $20 million, probably due in large part to the 3D effects.) The previous film earned good reviews, at least compared to the franchise's average. So was the film able to build on that critical success, or did it sink to the levels we saw in Saw V? More...

International Box Office: Harry Tumbles But Still Wins Race

December 8th, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I maintained its lead on top of the international box office chart; however, it saw its weekend haul sliced in half to $57.12 million on 14,188 screens in 62 markets for a total of $473.52 million internationally and $718.04 million worldwide. It became just the 43rd film to reach $700 million worldwide, while it will shortly overtake Up for 40th place overall. More...

International Box Office: Potter Maintains Century Run

December 1st, 2010

For the second weekend in a row, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I was able to top $100 million on the international box office chart, adding $115.62 million on 16,093 screens in 61 markets for a total of $386.10 million internationally and $605.16 million worldwide. It became only the 56th film to reach $600 million worldwide, and some analysts are now predicting $1 billion is more likely than not. More...

International Box Office: Another Record Falls to Potter

November 24th, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I broke records on the international chart opening with a mind-blowing $192.98 million on 15,506 screens in 53 markets, for a total opening of $204.92 million internationally and $329.94 million worldwide. This is the largest worldwide opening ever, and it is enough to put the film in the top 200 after one weekend of release. More...

International Box Office: Unstoppable, But for How Long?

November 17th, 2010

Unstoppable opened in first place on the international box office over the weekend. (It has likely already fallen to Harry Potter on the daily chart, which opened on Wednesday.) Its opening weekend haul was $18.72 million on 4137 screens in 39 markets giving it a total opening of $19.31 million. It earned first place in Spain with $1.56 million on 336 screens, but was not as potent in South Korea or Germany earning third place with $1.33 million on 323 screens and $1.20 million on 504 respectively. It only managed fourth place in France, with $2.63 million on 430 screens, while it barely squeezed into the top five in Italy with $755,000 on 251. More...

International Box Office: Due for a Win

November 10th, 2010

Unlike its domestic debut, Due Date was able to open in first place internationally with $21.69 million on 3572 screens in 32 markets. It was tops in Germany with $3.90 million on 519 screens, while it also led the way in the U.K. with $3.78 million on 449 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Russia, but with $3.88 million on 543 screens, it was still a huge success there. In comparison, the cumulative opening weekend was nearly identical to The Hangover, which bodes well for the film's chances internationally, even if it likely won't have the same long legs. More...

November's Mega Start Just Misses Record

November 8th, 2010

While practically every film in the top five missed expectations, none of them were complete misses and all made enough that they could be considered victories. The overall box office was an incredibly healthy $151 million, which was 59% higher than last weekend and 26% higher than the same weekend last year. In fact, it came within $2 million of the record for the opening weekend of November. 2010 was able to put more distance between it and 2009 and it now leads the year-to-date race $8.97 billion to $8.66 billion. It would take a fairly major collapse for 2010 to not break the record for highest box office, although it will likely fail to top last year in terms of ticket sales. More...

Will November Start Mega-Sized?

November 4th, 2010

November could start on a high note with three wide releases poised to open one-two-three. If all three films only manage to reach just the midpoint of expectations, then the month will start with a big win year-over-year, as last year three of the four new releases struggled. If they reach the high end of expectations, then the top three films this week will earn more than the top ten films did last year. Even low end expectations has this year's likely number one film, MegaMind, topping last year's number one film, A Christmas Carol. The only bad news is the lack of depth, as none of the holdovers are poised to do much business. They are either pump and dumps, or have been in theaters so long that they are no longer a real factor. More...

International Box Office: Holidays Help Despicable Return to Top

November 3rd, 2010

Thanks in part to holidays in France, Despicable Me was able to return to top spot with $21.65 million on 4511 screens in 44 markets for a total of $234.58 million internationally and $482.46 million worldwide. By this time next week, it will have more internationally than domestically and a total of more than half-a-billion worldwide. Its top market was France, where school holidays helped it more than double its take at $6.17 million on 657 screens, but that's for the 5-day weekend. Overall it has made $19.80 million in that market. It opened in second place in Japan with $2.93 million on 225 screens over the weekend and $3.12 million in total. It was flat in the U.K. adding another $4.15 million on 532 screens for a three week total of $24.21 million. More...

Contest: 2B for 3D: Winning Announcement

November 3rd, 2010

The winners of our 2B for 3D contest were determined and they are... More...

Halloween Helps Scare Up Movie Business

November 2nd, 2010

As expected, Halloween hurt the overall box office, which plummeted 27% from last weekend to just $95 million from Friday to Sunday. However, the top film on the chart did do better than expected on Sunday, while the overall box office was 5% higher than the same weekend last year when Halloween fell on a Saturday. Year-to-date, 2010 still has a 3% lead over 2009 with a running tally of $8.78 billion, while there's very little time left to blow that lead. On the other hand, ticket sales are down 2%, so there's little hope to catch up in that regard. More...

Weekend Estimates: 3D Gives Saw Franchise Strong Finish

October 31st, 2010

With an estimated 92% of box office receipts coming from 3D shows, Saw 3D became the highest-grossing horror franchise in history this weekend, overtaking Friday the 13th. Its $22.4 million opening is still down from the peak for the franchise, which topped $30 million on four occasions, but is up significantly from the disappointing $14.1 million debut of Saw VI last year. (See full franchise history here.) Paranormal Activity 2, meanwhile had a steep drop to $16.5 million in its second weekend, although 59% isn't terrible for the genre, and the low-budget sequel has racked up over $65 million in just 10 days. More...

Last Chance to See Saw?

October 28th, 2010

Halloween falls on Sunday this year, and is generally a bad day at the box office, which will likely result in a massive drop-off for most films this weekend. However, there is one horror film opening wide, plus another that opened last weekend that could benefit. The overall effect will still likely be negative, but this time last year, Halloween fell on a Saturday, which is a lot worse for business. So 2010 could still come out on top in the year-over-year comparison, even if it is a close race. More...

Contest: 2B for 3D

October 21st, 2010

There's only one wide release next week, Saw VII 3D and to celebrate, we are giving away two B-movie DVDs. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Saw VII 3D.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Slumber Party Massacre Collection on DVD.

Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Roger Corman Double-Feature: The Evil & Twice Dead on DVD.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday, November 29 to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2010 Preview: October

October 1st, 2010

September is nearly over and the Fall box office season is about to begin in earnest. September wasn't too bad this year, with more films matching or exceeding expectations than missing them, and we managed to keep pace with last year, more or less. Can October do the same? Well, last year there was only one $100 million hit, Couples Retreat (not counting Paranormal Activity, which opened in September). We might not see any film hit $100 million this time around. In fact, we might not even see any that come all that close. On the other hand, there were also five wide releases that clearly bombed last year, and on that end, 2010 looks a lot better. Not every film that opens over the next five weekends will be a mid-level hit or better, but most should get there. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/29 1 $24,230,123   2,808 $8,629   $24,230,123 1
2010/11/05 5 $7,731,075 -68% 2,808 $2,753   $38,331,783 2
2010/11/12 9 $2,862,449 -63% 1,976 $1,449   $43,580,310 3
2010/11/19 15 $846,029 -70% 806 $1,050   $45,287,175 4
2010/11/26 31 $131,305 -84% 145 $906   $45,670,855 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 1 $10,676,000   2,808 $3,802   $10,676,000 1
2010/10/30 1 $7,873,032 -26% 2,808 $2,804   $18,549,032 2
2010/10/31 1 $5,681,091 -28% 2,808 $2,023   $24,230,123 3
2010/11/01 1 $1,988,381 -65% 2,808 $708   $26,218,504 4
2010/11/02 1 $1,888,962 -5% 2,808 $673   $28,107,466 5
2010/11/03 1 $1,265,605 -33% 2,808 $451   $29,373,071 6
2010/11/04 1 $1,227,637 -3% 2,808 $437   $30,600,708 7
2010/11/05 5 $2,595,300 +111% 2,808 $924   $33,196,008 8
2010/11/06 5 $3,401,176 +31% 2,808 $1,211   $36,597,184 9
2010/11/07 5 $1,734,599 -49% 2,808 $618   $38,331,783 10
2010/11/08 5 $520,380 -70% 2,808 $185   $38,852,163 11
2010/11/09 5 $588,029 +13% 2,808 $209   $39,440,192 12
2010/11/10 6 $570,388 -3% 2,808 $203   $40,010,580 13
2010/11/11 6 $707,281 +24% 2,808 $252   $40,717,861 14
2010/11/12 9 $954,978 +35% 2,808 $340   $41,672,839 15
2010/11/13 9 $1,232,699 +29% 2,808 $439   $42,905,538 16
2010/11/14 8 $674,772 -45% 1,976 $341   $43,580,310 17
2010/11/15 8 $216,662 -68% 1,976 $110   $43,796,972 18
2010/11/16 8 $265,368 +22% 1,976 $134   $44,062,340 19
2010/11/17 8 $204,297 -23% 1,976 $103   $44,266,637 20
2010/11/18 8 $174,509 -15% 1,976 $88   $44,441,146 21
2010/11/19 13 $265,049 +52% 806 $329   $44,706,195 22
2010/11/20 15 $376,648 +42% 806 $467   $45,082,843 23
2010/11/21 15 $204,332 -46% 806 $254   $45,287,175 24
2010/11/22 16 $86,889 -57% 806 $108   $45,374,064 25
2010/11/23 16 $114,766 +32% 806 $142   $45,488,830 26
2010/11/24 - $25,245 -78% 806 $31   $45,514,075 27
2010/11/25 - $25,475 +1% 806 $32   $45,539,550 28
2010/11/26 - $50,811 +99% 806 $63   $45,590,361 29
2010/11/27 - $57,143 +12% 806 $71   $45,647,504 30
2010/11/28 - $23,351 -59% 806 $29   $45,670,855 31
2010/11/29 - $9,152 -61% 806 $11   $45,680,007 32
2010/11/30 - $10,054 +10% 806 $12   $45,690,061 33
2010/12/01 - $9,329 -7% 806 $12   $45,699,390 34
2010/12/02 - $10,788 +16% 806 $13   $45,710,178 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/29 1 $30,600,708   2,808 $10,898   $30,600,708 1
2010/11/05 5 $10,117,153 -67% 2,808 $3,603   $40,717,861 2
2010/11/12 8 $3,723,285 -63% 1,976 $1,884   $44,441,146 3
2010/11/19 19 $1,098,404 -70% 806 $1,363   $45,539,550 4
2010/11/26 31 $170,628 -84% 145 $1,177   $45,710,178 5

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/30/20113203,861 203,861$3,259,737$3,259,7371
2/6/20111091,331-55% 295,192$1,460,383$4,720,1202
2/13/20112257,554-37% 352,746$916,260$5,636,3803
2/20/20112951,772-10% 404,518$506,330$6,142,7104
2/27/20112940,805-21% 445,323$620,236$6,762,9465
3/6/20112823,850-42% 469,173$406,881$7,169,8276
3/13/20112819,623-18% 488,796$327,704$7,497,5317

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/30/2011363,666 63,666$1,652,773$1,652,7731
2/6/20111021,219-67% 84,885$530,254$2,183,0272
2/20/20111818,450 117,808$464,386$3,038,7654

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