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Paramount’s ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Tops First October Box Office Weekend With $23 Million Debut

Paramount’s ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Tops First October Box Office Weekend With $23 Million Debut

Paramount Pictures/Spin Master’s’ latest animated “Paw Patrol” release, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, topped the North American box office with $23 million in ticket sales for the weekend. The tally was well ahead of the 2021’s Paw Patrol: The Movie, which opened to $13.1 million. The Mighty Movie’s international opening weekend estimate was around $23.1 million across 45 markets, to up the movie’s global opening to around $46.1 million.

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ new release Saw X, is currently on track to generate $18 million to $20 million in ticket sales, more than double the opening of the franchise’s most-recent release Spiral: From The Book of Saw, which opened to $8.75 million in May 2021. Before that, Jigsaw opened to $16.6 million in October 2017. Saw X is expected to deliver the highest opening weekend for the franchise since 2010.

Saw X grossed an estimated $11.3 million from 50 territories for an estimated worldwide gross to date of $29.3 million. The franchise has grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office and is one of the longest-running horror movies in history. The franchise returns to its roots, focusing on the iconic, twisted killer John Kramer, played by Tobin Bell. In Saw X, the film explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. Set between the events of the first two “Saw” movies, a sick and desperate Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer — only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, Kramer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through a series of ingenious and terrifying traps.

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Disney’s 20th Century Studios’ The Creator opened to $14 million for the weekend, while Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Nun II added $4.6 million to up its North American tally near $77 million after four weekends.

Meanwhile, Columbia Pictures and Black Bear Pictures’ comedy drama Dumb Money entered its wide release and final phase this weekend of its three-step platform rollout. The film was projected make $3.5 million in revenue for the weekend, bringing its total gross through two weekends to $7.3 million.

Columbia Pictures’ The Equalizer 3 was projected to add $2.7 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $86 million through Sunday.

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