Will horror flick `Saw II' continue to cut it as No. 1?

Box Office

November 04, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- The horror tale Saw II hacked its way to the top of the box office, debuting with $31.7 million, but even the Jigsaw Killer should be worried about 50 Cent's buzzed-about Get Rich or Die Tryin' sitting on the horizon.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. are:

............................... Weekend...No.of...Per...Gross

Rk(lw)Title (Studio)...gross*...screens...location...Wks...total*

1 (-) Saw II (Lions Gate) ...$31.7...2,949...$10,758...1...$31.7

2 (-) The Legend of Zorro (Sony) ...$16.3...3,520...$4,639...1...$16.3

3 (-) Prime (Universal) ...$6.2 1,827...$3,405...1...$6.2

4 (2) Dreamer (DreamWorks) ...$6.1...2,491...$2,462...2...$17.4

5 (3) Wallace & Gromit (DreamWorks) ...$4.3...2,935...$1,466...4...$49.7

6 (-) TheWeather Man (Paramount) ...$4.2...1,510...$2,814...1...$4.2

7 (1) Doom (Universal) ...$4.2...3,042...$1,390...2...$23.0

8 (5) North Country (Warner Bros.) ...$3.6...2,555...$1,393...2...$12.1

9 (4) The Fog (Sony Screen Gems) ...$3.1...2,587...$1,202...3...$25.3

10 (7) Flightplan (Disney) ...$2.7...1,766...$1,545...6...$81.3

* in millions

Wednesday

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' -- An inner-city drug dealer decides to pursue his true passion, rap. Starring 50 Cent. (Paramount)

Next Friday

DERAILED -- As married executives having an affair, Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston battle a blackmailer. (Weinstein Co.)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE -- Keira Knightley stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about love and manners. (Focus)

Nov. 18

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE -- The boy wizard represents his school in a tournament. (Warner Bros.)

WALK THE LINE -- Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash in this biopic of the country music legend. (20th Century Fox)

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