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Saw IV a Cut Above the Rest at the Box Office

SAW IV chopped its way through all competition to finish at the top of the U.S. box office for the weekend ending Oct. 28, 2007. The fourth installment in the sadistic series (with visual effects from Switch VFX) brought in $32.1 million. Following new wide release, DAN IN REAL LIFE came in a distant second with a gross of $12.1 million. Last week's #1 film 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (with vfx from Weta Digital) sucked up an additional $6.7 million, bringing its box office blood bank to $27.3 million. Disney's THE GAME PLAN held firm, slipping only one slot to 4th place, adding $6.26 million to its $77.1 million cume. TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? from Lionsgate said "I do" to another $5.7 million, raising its two-week total to $47.3 million. Warner Bros. thriller MICHAEL CLAYTON dropped two positions to 6th, with a judicious haul of $5.03 million, making its total take $28.8 million. Miramax's GONE BABY GONE arrived at #7, adding $3.9 million to its $11.3 million total. In 8th place, THE COMEBACKS tackled another $3.45 million, lifting its cume to $10 million. Sony's WE OWN THE NIGHT (with vfx from Digital Domain) pilfered an additional $3.45 million, kicking its cume to $25. 1 million. Closing out the top ten, TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN DISNEY'S DIGITAL 3-D re-issue delivered another $3.35 million, making its total take this time around in theaters $10 million.

Rocky Mountain Pictures' CG feature, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS slipped from 24th to 27th, collecting $146, 000 for a cume of $788,000. Additionally, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT earned $60,500 on six screens for an impressive per-screen average of $10,083. The re-release of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic has made $367,000 thus far. Box office information obtained from

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