'Saw 3D' takes biggest box-office slice with $24M

LOS ANGELES, CA "Saw 3D," the seventh installment in the series about Jigsaw's legacy of bloody terror, debuted as the Halloween weekend's No. 1 movie with $24.2 million.

That was $10 million more than last year's "Saw VI," the first dud in the annual horror franchise. But it still was a modest return compared to earlier chapters in the "Saw" series, whose previous sequels all had topped $30 million over opening weekend.

The "Saw 3D" debut also was soft compared to the previous weekend's No. 1 movie, "Paranormal Activity 2," a newer fright franchise that opened with $40.7 million. "Paranormal Activity 2" slipped to No. 2 this weekend, raising its total to $65.7 million

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