‘Saw Patrol’ is going viral on X, formerly Twitter, signifying the anticipation of the horror movie ‘Saw X’ and kid-friendly ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’, both slated to release this weekend.
While the latter is expected to top the box office numbers, ‘Saw X’ has also shown potential by earning $2 million on Thursday night earnings. Among the other films competing for attention during this crowded weekend are Gareth Edwards’s “The Creator” and Craig Gillespie’s “Dumb Money.”
I BELIEVE IN SAW PATROL pic.twitter.com/fMrkfFbCaD
— marivaldinha (@marivaldinha) September 23, 2023
‘The Creator’ expected to cross $35 million globally
Accumulating a surprising $1.6 million in previews, director Gareth Edwards’s ‘The Creator,’ featuring John David Washington and Gemma Chan in the lead, is estimated to earn $16 million to $19 million in its debut. This captivating sci-fi drama is anticipated to rack up $18 million domestically and a global weekend total ranging between $35 million to $40 million.
The fact that #TheCreator was shot on a $3k 10 megapixel camera with a tight budget is insane. It manages to look better than films with a double or more budget.
Huge props to Gareth Edwards & team for absolutely killing it. pic.twitter.com/N3aiE1qSNo
— Aaron S Bailey 🍿 (@AaronBaileyArt) September 29, 2023
‘Saw X’ receives the best reviews to date
The nearly two decade old ‘Saw’ franchise has received the best reviews to date, thanks to a surprising boast in critical acclaim. The franchise, created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, consists of 10 feature films and has grossed over $1 billion since its first release in 2004.
The ‘Saw’ franchise centers around John Kramer, also known as Jigsaw, a serial killer who forces victims into life-or-death choices. The iconic character was originally played by Tobin Bell, who died in Saw 3 (2006). However, he continues to influence the series through flashbacks and other methods. ‘Saw X’ brings the serial killer back in his form as he seeks an experimental cancer treatment in Mexico. Discovering a scam, he turns his attention to those behind it.
— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) September 29, 2023
‘Paw Patrol’ eyes a big debut
Inspired by the Nickelodeon kids TV show of the same name, ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie,’ focuses on the Mighty Pups embarking on a mission to save the Adventure City and fight supervillains. The film is expected to have a strong opening weekend, following the success of ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’, which grossed $140 million amid the pandemic.
Variety’s Courtney Howard provided a positive review of the film, stating, “While not as subversive as its predecessor, it delivers on the promise of a smart and salient sequel with bolder action, bigger stakes, and deeper resonance for all ages.” The highly anticipated release features a star-studded cast of voice actors, including Kim Kardashian and her children, North and Saint West, alongside Mckenna Garce and Will Brisbin.
‘PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE’ debuts with that perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes 🍅 pic.twitter.com/PsyimGW6rT
— The Hollywood Handle (@HollywoodHandle) September 25, 2023