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‘Saw X’ Passes ‘Spiral’ With Box Office Numbers

Saw X, the latest chapter in the iconic Saw franchise, is proving to be a formidable hit for Lionsgate. After a record-breaking opening weekend, the film continued its winning streak in its second weekend, amassing an additional $8 million domestically, bringing its total to $32.5 million. Globally, Saw X has slashed its way to $43.8 million in just ten days, surpassing its predecessor, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, which faced a challenging release during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

With a modest production budget of $13 million, Saw X is already highly profitable and is expected to continue thriving in the lead-up to Halloween 2023.

Lionsgate is thrilled with the film’s success, promising fans that Tobin Bell‘s return to the franchise captures the essence of what they love while introducing new twists and mysteries. Set between Saw I and Saw II, the film follows John Kramer (Tobin Bell) as he uncovers a medical scam in Mexico and inflicts his signature brand of terror on the con artists.

Directed by Kevin Greutert, known for his work on previous Saw films, Saw X has won praise from both fans and critics alike, delivering a satisfying return to the franchise’s core elements, with beloved characters Jigsaw and Amanda making a chilling comeback.

Saw X continues to dominate the box office and captivate audiences globally, reaffirming the enduring appeal of the Saw franchise and its ability to keep fans eagerly awaiting each gruesome installment.

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.