`Saw IV’ fright flick creates box office buzz

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Debuting at No. 2 was Disney’s “Dan in Real Life,” a romance starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook that took in $12.1million. Overall Hollywood revenues declined for the sixth-straight weekend, though business was off only a fraction compared to the same weekend last year. The top-12 movies took in $86.1 million, down 2 percent, better results than the previous weeks, when business had fallen significantly more. The results for “Saw IV” were on par with the debut of “Saw III,” which pulled in $33.6 million over the same weekend last year. Since the original low-budget “Saw” became an out-of-nowhere fright sensation in 2004, Lionsgate has released a new chapter each October, all hits. “I would expect to see `Saw V’ next year, `Saw VI’ the year after that and `Saw VII’ the following year if they can keep it up,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “There’s just something inherently gruesome and compelling about these movies. I don’t know what that says about society in general, but it certainly works at the box office.” By David Germain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The killer of the “Saw” franchise may be dead, but his sadistic spirit lives on. Lionsgate’s “Saw IV” led the weekend box office with $32.1 million, maintaining the horror franchise’s position as a Halloween perennial, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Saw IV” features post-mortem horrors concocted by the fiendish killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell, seen in flashbacks), whose autopsy turns up a cassette tape in his entrails that leads the cops into a new snare of torture puzzles the madman left behind. “Dan in Real Life” was the prime choice for the date crowd. The movie stars Carell as a widower raising three daughters who falls for his brother’s new girlfriend (Binoche) during a family reunion. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Saw IV,” $32.1 million. 2. “Dan in Real Life,” $12.1 million. 3. “30 Days of Night,” $6.7 million. 4. “The Game Plan,” $6.3 million. 5. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”, $5.7 million. 6. “Michael Clayton,” $5 million. 7. “Gone Baby Gone,” $3.9 million. 8. “The Comebacks,” $3.45 million. 9. “We Own the Night,” $3.4 million. 10. “Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas,” $3.35 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Donegal gets its own Toy Show – and they’re looking for participants!

first_imgNevermind the Late Late – Donegal is soon to have its very own version of the Toy Show next week. Donegal’s Toy Show takes place on Sunday 10th December at 3pm in the Central Hotel Donegal Town. They are seeking enthusiastic and talented kids to demonstrate toys and perform on stage. Do you know a young star who would love to be on stage?It’s set to be great family event with lots of fun and goodwill. Admission is free and all donations will be raised in aid of Solace Donegal Cancer Support. The Toy Show will be hosted by Highland Radio’s Marty Friel. Entertainment will be provided by Beats of Broadway along with a mini children’s fashion show.Kids will have the opportunity to get a photo taken with Santa Claus and receive a gift. (Cost €10)The search is on now for performers who want to demonstrate toys, review books, sing or dance. If your child is interested please text/call 085-7032764/ email [email protected] for more information.  Donegal gets its own Toy Show – and they’re looking for participants! was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:central hotel donegal towntoy showlast_img read more