i>SAW III: A RIP TOOTIN' $34.3 MILLION

Taking in an estimated $34.3 million, Saw III helped build a huge box office over the weekend -- $89.3 million for the top 12 films -- some 2.4 percent more than the comparable weekend a year ago, when Saw II opened with $31.7 million. Meanwhile Martin Scorsese's The Departed continued to show strong legs as it remained in second place for the third straight week with $9.1 million to lift its total after four weeks to $91.1 million. Disney's The Prestige was close behind in third place with about $9.6 million. Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers continued to disappoint in its second

Brian B.