The latest in the Saw horror series took first place at the box office - Saw III, starring Tobin Bell as Jigsaw and Shawnee Smith as his assistant, Amanda, debuted at the top spot with $34.3 million. It handely won the weekend with $14.4 million opening day, Friday, according to Box Office Mojo.
Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed secured second place for a third week in a row; the action/drama made $9.8 million over the weekend. That takes the four week total to $91 million.
The Prestige dropped two spots to third this week with $9.6 million; last week's number one, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale has made $28.8 in two weeks. The period piece is directed by Chris Nolan.
Flags of our Fathers came in fourth with $6.3 million for its second week at the box office. The Clint Eastwood-directed film about the attack and conquer of Iwo Jima in World War II has made $19.9 in two weeks.
ony Animation's Open Season hunted for $6.1 million over the weekend. Voices include Debra Messing, Ashton Kutcher, and Martin Lawrence; the film has a five week total of $77.3 million.
Flicka leaped into sixth place with $4.9 million; Alison Lohman stars as a girl who tames a wild horse. The film, also starring Tim McGraw and Maria Bello, has made $14.1 million in two weeks, close to its $15 million production budget.
Robin Williams as president is making people laugh in theaters. His comedy, Man of the Year came in seventh with $4.7; it's made $28.8 in three weeks.
The Grudge 2 dropped to eighth place with $3.3 million; Sarah Michelle Gellar is back to search for the secret to the horror fest, and a three week total of $36 million.
In ninth place, Marie Antoinette, making $2.8 million this weekend. Kirsten Dunst stars in a modern representation of the historic figure; Jason Schwartzman stars as Louis XVI. In two weeks, it's made $9.7 million.
Rounding out the top ten, Annette Benning in Running with Scissors with $2.5 million. After opening wider, the film, based on the life and book by Augusten Burroughs, moved up from 29th last week; it's made $2.8 million in two full weeks.