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‘Spiral’ Holds The Top Spot At Home With Just Under $4.6 Million In Second Week, While ‘F9’ Burns Rubber Overseas With $162 Million Bow

Despite the scorn of critics and its modest, penny-pinching budgets, the Saw franchise has always been one of Hollywood’s stealthiest and most surprising success stories. And now, thanks to Spiral’s roughly $4.6 million sophomore frame, which was good enough to hold the top spot in North America, the series just surpassed the $1 billion mark […]

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‘Spiral’ Pushes ‘Saw’ Franchise Past $1 Billion at Global Box Office

In a scary-good box office milestone, the stomach-churning “Saw” franchise has surpassed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.“Spiral,” the lastest entry in the horror series, earned another $4.5 million in North America and $2.67 million overseas this weekend. That haul pushed the property to $1,000,799,533 globally across nine films.It’s a significant achievement because the “Saw” […]

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‘Sound Of Violence’ Is A Gory Mess That Never Hits The Emotional High Note [Review]

How fitting is it that Alex Noyer’s splatter-deafness movie, “Sound of Violence,” comes to us just a week after the release of “Spiral,” the latest chapter in the big bloody book of “Saw?” The two are kindred spirits, or more like first cousins, in improbable grisly violence, where the enterprising slasher ceremoniously slays their victims […]

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The New Angelina Jolie Flops While ‘Spiral,’ The Latest Saw Sequel, Is Tops With $8.7 Million Debut

Even as the past year has served up more than its share of real-life terrors, it turns out that die-hard horror fans can still be counted on to turn out for the latest cinematic fright-fest—even if there’s an A-list movie star appearing in the theater next door. Exhibit A: Spiral, the newest chapter in the […]

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‘Spiral’ Leads the Box Office, but by Less Than Expected

Five new films, including “Spiral” (Lionsgate) from the lucrative “Saw” franchise, opened wide (at least 600 theaters) stateside. That is by far the biggest studio commitment to any week in a long time, with three at one time usually the most, and four rare.Mid-May is normally prime for movie releases. This year, it’s Memorial Day […]

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Chris Rock Takes On The ‘Saw’ Franchise In ‘Spiral’, Warner Releases Taylor Sheridan/Angelina Jolie Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

The summer movie season continues on its road to recovery and normalcy, with four new wide releases hitting screens. Still, studios are holding back their big guns for now, as roughly one-third of theaters remain closed and capacity restrictions remain in place at many locations. The past few months have shown promising box office results […]

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‘Spiral’ Trailer: Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson Resurrect the ‘Saw’ Horror Franchise

The “Saw” horror franchise is coming back for a ninth go-round on the big screen with the upcoming “Spiral,” starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Rock came up with the idea himself for this reimagining, the new trailer for which suggests the “Saw” movies are heading away from their gore-obsessed horror roots and into […]

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‘Spiral’ Trailer: Chris Rock & Samuel L. Jackson Take On The ‘Saw’ Franchise This May

After the attempted reboot-quel, “Jigsaw,” didn’t necessarily light up the box office and reinvigorate the “Saw” franchise, many just assumed that Lionsgate would likely just move on. But when you have Chris Rock come to you and pitch a new sequel to the “Saw” franchise, you listen and you do whatever it takes to make […]

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