"Saw III" has taken over the no. 1 slot from "The Prestige" at weekend box office ended October 29, 2006 after scoring big at $34.3 million.
Seems that moviegoers really know how to welcome Halloween properly in their own way at the weekend as it turns out that "Saw III" is the one that has gained the highest score in the weekend box-office competition of October 27-29, 2006.
Snatching a large sum of $33.6 million, the third installment of the horror franchise gloriously runs far ahead all its competitors, particularly runner-up "The Departed" and second runner-up "The Prestige" which collected $9.8 million and $9.5 million respectively.
Paramount Pictures' "Flags of Our Fathers" comes next on the fourth rank after it managed to earn a modest income of $6.35 million followed by Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length feature film "Open Season" with $5.8 million to round out the big five of the list.
On number sixth is the 20th Century Fox's "Flicka" which made its way to garner $4.728 million in its second spin on the chart. Trailing behind the family drama up to the tenth spot are "Man of the Year" with $4.727 million, "The Grudge 2" with $3.2 million, "Marie Antoinette" with $2.8 million, and "Running with Scissors" with $2.5 million.