Box Office: “Jigsaw” makes for a pre-Halloween blip, “Suburbicon” bombs

box1The trailers for “Suburbicon” had a certain demonic promise to them. But everybody knew the “big” (ahem) movie this weekend would be the latest “Saw” reboot.

And “Jigsaw,” whatever its merits, is proving that true, skipping away with $16 million at the box office. Middling horror numbers poor ones for an established torture porn franchise.

Tyler Perry should confine his dress-wearing to the comfort of his own home. “Madea Boo 2” is bombing, only $9-10 million. .

But you could tell the studio knew “Suburbicon” was a dog. In Orlando, they slated for a last-minute preview. Because damaged goods rarely make it to market as a surprise. It will only manage $3 million, barely.

“Thank You For Your Service” is playing to a lot of tears — in nearly empty houses. $4 million? People aren’t interested in sad home-from-war stories these days.

Looks like I picked the right week to go on vacation — “Geostorm” and Gerry to “Suburbicon” and Matt Damon, the dogs of October are barking tonight.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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