The Saw Franchise Goes Over $1 Billion Globally Thanks To Decent Performance From ‘Spiral’

The horror film franchise ‘Saw‘ has reason to celebrate this week. In total, the franchise has made over $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

This coming after the latest installment, Spiral, earned another $4.5 million in North America and nearly $3 million overseas. Prior to the release of ‘Spiral’ the franchise stood at around $978 million at the box office, so this latest entry has earned over $20 million so far.

‘Spiral’ certainly hasn’t had impressive numbers at the box office. It also performed rather terribly with critics, but still, you have to imagine the studio is happy.

After all, it was made on a $20 million budget. Every ‘Saw’ film has been made on a modest budget, especially when compared to how much it’s made at the box office throughout the past 16 years.

James Wan and Leigh Whannell created the ‘Saw’ franchise, revolving around the mysterious and disturbing Jigsaw Killer, who puts his victims through deadly games to test their will to live. It kicked off with 2004’s ‘Saw,’ which earned a massive $103 million worldwide from a $1.2 million budget. 

Check out the trailer for ‘Spiral’ below…

Check Out The First Trailer For Chris Rock’s Take On The Saw Franchise, ‘Spiral’

We told you a long time ago that Chris Rock had pitched the original ‘Saw‘ producers on an idea for a reboot. They loved it, and now here we are.

This reboot, which the studio is billing as coming from “the book of saw” is titled Spiral. It stars Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella.

The official synopsis reads…

A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in ‘Spiral,’ the terrifying new chapter from the book of ‘Saw.’ Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Jackson), brash detective Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Banks (Rock) and his rookie partner (Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

This will be the ninth installment in the ‘Saw’ franchise. In total, the franchise has earned nearly $1 billion at the box office. This film will push them over the edge.

Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters May 15, 2020.