Saw III cuts through competition

Oct 31, 2006 by Ian Evans

Lionsgate plans to make the Saw series a Halloween staple and with Saw III topping the box office with $33.6 million it’s easy to see why.

The Departed took second place in its fourth week, while The Prestige added another $9.5 million in its second week, dropping from first to third.

Flags of Our Fathers, also in its second week, was in fourth place with $6.3 million while Open Season rounded out the top five with another $5.8 million in its fifth week.