"Saw 3D," the latest installment in the mega-successful, horror series, snagged the top spot at the Friday box office. The legacy of Jigsaw's deadly traps lives on in the torture franchise's latest screen turn, picking up $9 million opening day.
Fright films held the top two spots as moviegoers prepared for the Halloween weekend. "Paranormal Activity 2," which burst into theaters last week with over $40 million, took the second-place slot Friday with $5.8 million. The creepfest went into the weekend with a total estimated tally of almost $55 million.
The action comedy "Red" remained a strong pick among moviegoers, coming in third place. The assassin-powered romp, which stars screen heavyweights Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis, made $3.4 million. The figure ups the movie's total estimated haul to just over $51 million.
The stunt-crammed, prankster behemoth "Jackass 3D" continued its run in the box-office top five. The "Jackass" guys' latest installment of freak-out tricks took fourth place, and raked in around $3.1 million on Friday. The film's total estimated gross now stands at about $96 million.
The supernatural drama "Hereafter" landed in the fifth-place slot. Boosted by a heartfelt performance from Hollywood vet Matt Damon as a psychic dealing with the consequences of his unique talent, the film follows the lives of three people grappling with their relative proximities to the afterlife. The flick snagged about $2 million Friday; a figure which bumps film's total haul to about $18 million.
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