Jigsaw is back!
Saw X hit screens Friday September 29th, and has quickly become one of the most lauded entries of the long-running series.
Critical reception to the Saw franchise has generally never been too kind, however, critics have been united in their universal praise for the tenth entry. Calling it a “return to form” for the series and agreeing unanimously that actors Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith stole the show, even when surrounded by gruesome traps.
This positive reaction is mirrored in the film’s box-office performance, as Saw X managed to scoop $30 million at the global box-office. In the United States and Canada, the film fell directly on target, earning $18 million during its opening weekend. Although this sounds low compared to the series’ average opening, we must bear in mind that this is the tenth entry. However, Saw X managed to beat the opening weekend numbers of the previous two movies, 2021’s Spiral and 2017’s Jigsaw. The movie finished respectably in second place behind the latest Paw Patrol outing.
Overseas Jigsaw’s antics netted a further $12 million, becoming the Number Two film in most markets, including the United Kingdom.
With Saw X performing exactly as expected and becoming an unexpected critical darling, does this mean we’ll see more Jigsaw soon? It is certainly a possibility if the movie continues to hold well over the coming weeks, so we’ll be keeping an eye on that.
One thing’s for sure, John Kramer has been sorely missed.