Tomorrow marks the 10 year anniversary of the original Saw film, and to mark this occassion it is getting another run in the theaters for a week starting Friday, October 31st. This will be the first time a Saw film has been in theaters since the final installment came out in 2010. Some fans are hopeful that this could mean more for the franchise, though nothing has been confirmed by Lionsgate. Rumors are circulating of another installment being in the works, though we will have to wait and see. This event would be perfect to build hype and bring the series to everyone’s attention again before a big announcement. Though this may turn out to be a new boxset or similar item rather than another film. Only time will tell, and either way, fans will enjoy the experience of going to a saw film on Halloween once again.
What are your thoughts? Will the Saw franchise follow the often followed path of a new release after it’s announced final film? Or merely a new package in an anniversary box set? Do you plan to see it in theaters again?
While the weekend has come and gone, Lionsgate got a nasty little surprise than the treat they were expecting. Saw’s return to theaters was a complete and utter flop. Over the weekend, the rereleased grossed a mere $650,000. That makes it the 3rd worst opening weekend in history for a film showing in over 2,000 theaters.