Here are the expected expenditures and needs for the next Saw film, which will, of course, have deadly traps and twisted games.
In September, Saw X will greet moviegoers with another round of horrific and inventive traps, so it’s important to consider how much money the picture has to make back. The Saw series has consistently been a moneymaker for its creators. Although the original Saw picture was nearly published directly on DVD, it nonetheless managed to gross $103 million worldwide against a budget of just $1.2 million. Even though the expenses for the succeeding films in the series have increased significantly, the series’ success has allowed the producers to confine the films to a manageable single location.
The new Saw X is expected to continue this trend of success. The original Jigsaw murderer, John Kramer, travels to Mexico City in this film that takes place between Saw and Saw II to avenge himself on a group of scam artists who lied to him about a cure for his terminal disease. Budget and predicted box office revenues depend on a number of variables, but what we know about the picture so far suggests expenses and revenues are waiting in line with the rest for the successful series.
The estimated cost of making Saw X is ten million dollars.
Although the cost of making Saw X has not been verified, estimates put the figure at roughly $10 million. This estimate was arrived at by looking at the average spending of similar franchises and then asking what external circumstances would cause a significant change in spending. Spiral, the most recent installment in the Saw franchise, had a budget of $20 million, compared to the first two films in the series, which had budgets of $1.2 million and $5 million. The budgets for the following four films in the series were all around $10 million.
Only two of the Saw movies that were actually released made more than $10 million. Spiral’s increased expense may be ascribed to the inclusion of A-listers like Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock, while Saw 3D’s increased budget can be related to the pricey technique of shooting in 3D. Saw X does not have any famous actors or high-priced production values. It has also been suggested that most of the film was filmed in Mexico City due to the city’s cheap production expenses. Therefore, it’s quite unlikely that Saw X cost more than $10 million to make.
In order to be considered a financial success, Saw X needs at least $25 million.
In Hollywood, the production budget is sometimes doubled to estimate the total expenditure, which includes marketing and publicity. While low-budget horror films may often compete at the box office with their bigger-budget counterparts, they still need to sell themselves effectively. As a result, the advertising budget for Saw X is probably going to be at least 1.5 times the cost of making the film itself. That means the picture has to gross $25 million in total.
There is a strong probability that Saw X will be able to recoup that amount. The epidemic didn’t stop Spiral from being the lowest-grossing picture in the series, and it still made $39 million. In all likelihood, Saw X will do far better than Spiral. Both Kevin Greutert, director of Saw VI and Saw 3D, and Tobin Bell, who plays Jigsaw, return for this installment. Together, they have brought in over $200 million at the box office. Plus, Saw X is the most well-known series launching a new picture in September, and there isn’t much in the way of competing tentpole blockbusters, so it should do well at the box office in September 2023.