saw 3d 500 'Saw 3D' scares up $24.2 million at the box officeJigsaw has lured moviegoers in for the perfect horror/Halloween weekend.

“Saw 3D” easily took home the most ticket sales in its debut weekend, earning $24.2 million, according to early studio estimates. It was the only new wide release for the week.

The previous week’s champ “Paranormal Activity 2” took in a respectable $16.5 million, bringing its cume to $65.7 mil, a huge profit for the low-budget film.

Of note among the indie films is the art documentary “Waste Land,” which earned a per-screen average of $11,562, and the post-alien apocalypse film “Monsters,” which averaged $10,250 for each of its two screens. Kristen Stewart’s “Welcome to the Rileys” only averaged $4,500 per screen.

The Box Office Top 10:

]]> “Paranormal Activity 2” – $16.5 million
“Red” – $10.8 million
“Jackass 3D” – $8.4 million
“Hereafter” – $6.3 million
“Secretariat” – $5.1 million
“The Social Network” – $4.7 million
“Life As We Know It” – $4.1 million
“The Town” – $2 million
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Posted by:Hanh Nguyen